2 terrorists 'neutralized' in southeastern Turkey
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Security forces "neutralized" at least two armed terrorists in southeastern Turkey, the Interior Ministry said late on Sept. 19.
As part of Operation Yıldırım-2 Cilo, the terrorists were targeted in an air-backed operation by the local gendarmerie command and the provincial security directorate in Hakkari province, the ministry said in a statement.
The operation is ongoing in the region, it added.
Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralize" to imply terrorists in question surrendered, were killed or captured.
This summer, Turkey launched a series of security operations to neutralize terrorists believed to be hiding in east and southeast.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist group by Turkey, the U.S. and EU – has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.