Turkish military ‘neutralizes’ three PKK militants in northern Iraq

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Turkish jets on June 13 “neutralized” three outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants as part of counterterrorism operations in northern Iraq, the military said.


Authorities often use the word “neutralized” in statements to imply that the militants in question were either killed or captured. 

In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said the fighter jets had conducted airstrikes targeting the group in the Zap region.

It said the militants were plotting a terrorist attack.

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. 

Turkey recently launched military operations to eliminate the PKK in northern Iraq, targeting its headquarters in the Kandil Mountain region and in the Sinjar province of the country, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on June 11.

Also on June 13, security forces “neutralized” a wanted PKK militant in a counterterrorism operation in the country’s east.

In the statement, the Tunceli Governor’s Office said gendarmerie forces launched an operation targeting PKK militants in artillery shootings.

The wanted militant was identified as Ertan Erol, who was codenamed “Ferhat Dersim” and mentioned in the grey category of the Interior Ministry’s list of wanted militants.

The wanted list is divided into five color-coded categories, with red as the most wanted followed by blue, green, orange and grey.

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Turkish military ‘neutralizes’ three PKK militants in northern Iraq

2018/06/1528968264.jpg
Read: 610     17:30     14 June 2018    

Turkish jets on June 13 “neutralized” three outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants as part of counterterrorism operations in northern Iraq, the military said.


Authorities often use the word “neutralized” in statements to imply that the militants in question were either killed or captured. 

In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said the fighter jets had conducted airstrikes targeting the group in the Zap region.

It said the militants were plotting a terrorist attack.

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. 

Turkey recently launched military operations to eliminate the PKK in northern Iraq, targeting its headquarters in the Kandil Mountain region and in the Sinjar province of the country, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on June 11.

Also on June 13, security forces “neutralized” a wanted PKK militant in a counterterrorism operation in the country’s east.

In the statement, the Tunceli Governor’s Office said gendarmerie forces launched an operation targeting PKK militants in artillery shootings.

The wanted militant was identified as Ertan Erol, who was codenamed “Ferhat Dersim” and mentioned in the grey category of the Interior Ministry’s list of wanted militants.

The wanted list is divided into five color-coded categories, with red as the most wanted followed by blue, green, orange and grey.

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Tags: Turkey   PKK