33 PKK militants 'neutralized' in operations in southeast Turkey
ANKARA – Anadolu AgencySome 33 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants have been neutralized in an ongoing operation in the southeastern province of Hakkari, the Turkish Armed Forces stated on Oct. 21.
The Turkish General Staff said a drone strike on the morning of Oct. 21 neutralized six militants on the Dilekli Nizar Mountain in Yüksekova, while another 26 militants were neutralized on Oct. 20 during an air-backed operation in Çukurca, a mountainous district on the Iraqi border.
Meanwhile, one other PKK militant was killed during a clash with security forces in the Lice district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on Oct. 20.
The security forces also destroyed on Oct. 20 a vehicle loaded with three tons of explosives in the Savur district of the southeastern province of Mardin, the statement said.