4,949 PKK militants killed in operations since July: Military sources
ANKARA/MARDİN – Doğan News Agency
DHA photoA total of 4,949 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants have been killed in operations conducted inside and outside Turkey since July 24, 2015, according to military sources.
They stated that a total of 2,583 PKK militants were killed in operations conducted inside the country between July 24, 2015 and May 23, while 109 militants were injured. Some 731 PKK militants were captured while another 214 surrendered to the security forces.
A total of 2,366 PKK militants were killed in operations conducted abroad, especially in air operations targeting PKK positions in northern Iraq over the same time frame.
A total of 1,335 PKK militants were killed in operations abroad in 2015 as 310 militants were wounded. In abroad operations conducted since January, 1,031 PKK militants were killed and 328 militants were wounded. Some 437 PKK militants coming from abroad also surrendered to security forces.
According to sources, a total of 483 security personnel were killed and 2,859 were wounded during the operations against PKK militants.
Meanwhile, a total of 10 soldiers were wounded in PKK attacks in the Nusaybin district of the southeastern province of Mardin late on May 23 and on May 24, as security operations in the district entered their 72nd day.
PKK militants detonated a hand-made explosive placed in the Abdulkadir Paşa neighborhood at around 11 p.m. during the passing of security personnel. Four soldiers were wounded in the explosion, with one in a critical condition.
In the afternoon hours, another six soldiers were wounded in clashes with PKK militants. The wounded were taken to hospital and are reported to be in a good condition.
In addition, the Mardin Governor’s Office said in a statement that a total of 404 PKK militants were killed in operations since March 14 as 387 barricades were lifted and 1,007 hand-made explosives were detonated.