34 PKK militants killed in air operations in northern Iraq: Turkish military
ANKARAA total of 34 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were “neutralized” on Feb. 20 in two separate air operations in northern Iraq, the Turkish Armed Forces has stated.
The military said Turkish warplanes conducted air operations against PKK targets in the Zap region between 2:42 a.m. and 2:59 a.m. after reviewing intelligence.
According to initial examinations, 11 PKK militants, who were spotted at the entrance of a cave, were “neutralized” in the air operation conducted in the region, it stated.
The army uses the term “neutralized” to denote militants that it has killed, captured or otherwise incapacitated.
The second air operation in the Zap region was meanwhile conducted between 10:10 a.m. and 12:40 p.m. on Feb. 20 upon reviewing intelligence, the army stated in another statement.
A total of 23 PKK militants who were preparing for attack were “neutralized” on the field during the operation, the military stated.