Turkish airstrikes ‘neutralize’ six militants in Siirt, northern Iraq

Turkish airstrikes ‘neutralize’ six militants in Siirt, northern Iraq

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Turkish airstrikes ‘neutralize’ six militants in Siirt, northern Iraq

Six militants were “neutralized” during Turkish airstrikes in northern Iraq and southeastern Turkey, according to the military.

Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply the militants in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.

On Twitter, the Turkish General Staff said fighter jets had conducted airstrikes on July 17 against outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants located in northern Iraq’s Hakurk region as well as in Eruh in Turkey’s southeastern province of Siirt, which lies near the Syrian and Iraqi borders.

Turkish officials have recently suggested that Kandil Mountain region, where the PKK has its headquarters, may be the target of a future operation.

PKK, Turkey, Counterterrorism