24 PKK militants ‘neutralized’ over past week: Ministry

24 PKK militants ‘neutralized’ over past week: Ministry

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24 PKK militants ‘neutralized’ over past week: Ministry

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At least 24 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants have been “neutralized” as part of anti-terror operations across Turkey over the past week, an Interior Ministry statement said on June 25.

In its statement, the ministry said the Turkish Armed Forces carried out 2,945 counter-terror operations between June 18 and June 25 with the assistance of land and air forces.

The ministry added that 12 of the militants were killed, seven others were captured, and five surrendered to authorities.

Security forces destroyed shelters, including several caves and improvised explosives, during operations in the southeastern provinces of Diyarbakır, Şırnak, Hakkari and Van, the statement said.

During the operations, security forces also seized 24 guns and 560 rounds of various ammunition.

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