Turkish army ‘neutralizes’ 21 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

Baku, January 23, AZERTAC

Turkish jets have “neutralized” at least 21 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said on Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reported.

Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.

The armed terrorists were “neutralized” in the Zap, Metina, Avasin and Haftanin regions when Turkish military carried out airstrikes between Jan. 20-22, the ministry said in a Twitter post.

The terrorists were plotting attacks on Turkish bases, it said, adding shelters and depots used by terrorists were also destroyed in the operation.

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