The Turkish Armed Forces have eliminated five RKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense reported on Twitter.
According to the report, attacks on the positions of the militants were delivered in the area of the counter-terrorist operation of the Turkish army Pençe Şimşek and in the Zap.
Three terrorists were killed by artillery and attack helicopter strikes in the Pençe Şimşek area of operation. In the Zap area, Turkish Air Force planes destroyed two more members of the group, who were preparing an armed sortie against the Turkish military.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said earlier that from 1984, when PKK militants first committed a bloody crime in Turkey, and until March 2020, 7,500 members of the Turkish security forces and 6,800 civilians have died at the hands of this bloody organization.
The United States and the European Union have listed PKK as terrorist organizations.
Despite Ankara’s attempts to find ways to resolve the situation, the PKK terrorist organization has resumed armed attacks since July 2015.
In recent years, PKK has sought to shift responsibility for the bloody crimes in the region onto its offshoots.
In Syria, PKK terrorists hide behind the names PYD and YPG, and in the past two years have called themselves the “Syrian Democratic Forces.”
In Iran, the PKK acts as the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK).
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