Turkey Neutralized Over 750 PKK Militants In 3 Months - Reports


Turkey Neutralized Over 750 PKK Militants in 3 Months - Reports

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th September, 2018) Turkish forces have killed or captured 760 militants linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), considered a terrorist organization by Ankara, between June 1 and August 31 during operations in the country and abroad, local media reported Tuesday.

A total of 35 Turkish security forces officers were killed and another 52 were injured in raids, according to the information gathered by Anadolu news agency.

At least 400 militants were neutralized on the territory of Iraq, the media added.

Tensions between Ankara and the Kurds escalated in July 2015 when a ceasefire between Turkey and the PKK collapsed over a series of terror attacks allegedly committed by the PKK members. The Turkish forces are involved in anti-PKK raids across the country.

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