Turkish jets neutralize 8 PKK militants in Turkey’s southeast, northern Iraq
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply the militants in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.
In a message posted on its official Twitter account, the General Staff said Turkish fighter jets had carried out operations in northern Iraq’s Zap and Avasin-Basyan regions and on a rural area in southeastern Siirt province, where they neutralized eight PKK militants.
Airstrikes on PKK targets in northern Iraq have been carried out regularly since July 2015, when a peace process between the Turkish government and the PKK collapsed.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.