Turkey announces neutralization of six militants in northern Iraq

The Turkish Ministry of National Defense reported that six militants of the Kurdish armed formations in northern Iraq were neutralized.

Turkey announces neutralization of six militants in northern Iraq

“Our fight against terrorism and terrorists continues effectively and decisively. Six PKK terrorists found in northern Iraq have been neutralized,” the ministry said on Twitter.

Armed conflict with the PKK began in Turkey in 1984 and resumed in 2015. In northern Iraq, there are PKK bases against which the Turkish Armed Forces conduct air and ground operations. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said earlier about the destruction of 6 thousand members of the PKK inside the country and 6.9 thousand outside it since July 2015, the losses of Turkish security forces amounted to more than 1.2 thousand people.