Turkish army ‘neutralizes’ 43 PKK militants in one week
ANKARAThe Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) has said that a total of 43 militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) were “neutralized” in the past week.
According to a statement released from the army on Aug. 26, the militants were “neutralized” in the anti-terror operations carried out between Aug. 17 and 24 in the southeastern provinces of Şırnak, Diyarbakır and Hakkari.
Authorities use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply the militants in question were either killed, wounded or captured.
The army said that two soldiers were killed and another nine were wounded in the same time period in the PKK attacks.
A total of 27 weapons, including rifles, rocket launchers and pistols, 280 kilograms of ammonium nitrate, 34 hand grenades, ammunition, as well as many other items used by the PKK were seized in the operations.
Moreover, some 30 home-made explosives were also destroyed.