Two Turkish soldiers killed due to PKK attack in Turkey’s Şırnak
ŞIRNAKTwo Turkish soldiers were killed and three others were injured in outlawed Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) attack to a military base in southeastern province of Şırnak on June 9.
Security forces started an operation for apprehended PKK militants in area.
Meanwhile, Turkish airstrikes killed four PKK militants in the Mt. Kato area of the southeastern Şırnak province, a General Staff statement said on June 10.
According to the statement, the airstrikes were carried out after drones spotted militants in the area preparing for a attack.
A total of 14 PKK militants have been killed since the beginning of Operation Maj. Gen. Aydogan Aydin, named after a gendarmerie commander in Şırnak killed in a May 31 helicopter crash.
Aydin served a distinguished career, including operations in northern Iraq against the PKK.
The statement added that on June 5-9, Turkish forces located 10 hideouts in caves and seized an M-16 infantry rifle, two sniper rifles, 26 AK-47s, and many other hand grenades and bombs, as well as food and 650 liters of diesel oil.