Anti-terror operation held in southeast Turkey
Turkish security forces seized ammunition, equipment and organizational documents in a counter-terrorism operation in the eastern Şırnak province, the governor's office said on Feb. 13.
According to a statement, a joint team of gendarmerie commandos and police held the operation in the vicinity of Mt. Gabar and targeted over a dozen shelters and caves in which weapons and equipment were buried underground.
Among the items found during the operation - dubbed EREN-10 Martyr Lieutenant Mustafa Erdal - were sniper rifles, guns, flame throwers, rockets, hand grenades and grenade throwers, improvised explosive devices, circular boards used for explosives, ammunition, organizational documents, and supplies.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU – has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.