Turkey 'neutralizes' 17 PKK militants over past week
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply that the militants in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.
In a statement, the ministry said the anti-terror operations were conducted between Nov. 2- 8 in the eastern and southeastern Turkish provinces of Tunceli, Muş, Diyarbakır and Hakkari as well as in northern Iraq.
During the operations, 71 shelters and 33 improvised explosives and mines were destroyed, while security forces seized 19 hand grenades, 24,250 kilograms of explosive materials, 109 kg of ammonium nitrate, seven guns and 14 rounds of rocket launcher ammunition.