22 PKK terrorists killed in southeast Turkey
Turkish security forces killed 22 PKK terrorists Saturday in counter-terrorism operations in the country’s southeast, the military said Sunday.
In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said seventeen were killed in Cizre, Sirnak province, and five in Sur, Diyarbakir province.
The two districts are among the towns that have been under military curfew for more than a month.
The statement said around 500 PKK terrorists had been "neutralized” in Cizre and 149 in Sur since early December.
Security forces defused ten improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and seized firearms and ammunition in Cizre while another three IEDs were dismantled in Sur.
The PKK - designated a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU - renewed its armed campaign against the Turkish state in late July. Since then more than 240 members of the security forces have been martyred.
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