Turkey 'neutralises' 8 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

Air strike carried out in Metina region, says National Defense Ministry


Anadolu Agency March 28, 2020
YPG/PKK terrorists often seek shelter in northern Iraq, just across the Turkish border, to plan terrorist attacks in Turkey. PHOTO: AA

ANKARA: Turkish jets "neutralised" eight PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry announced on Saturday.

The terrorists were neutralised in the Metina region in an airstrike, the ministry said on Twitter, adding that operations would continue.

Turkish authorities often use the term "neutralised" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

YPG/PKK terrorists often seek shelter in northern Iraq, just across the Turkish border, to plan terrorist attacks in Turkey.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US and EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

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