Turkey: 31 PKK militants killed in past 24 hours of Hakkari operation
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At least 31 PKK militants have been killed in ongoing security operations in Turkey’s southeastern Hakkari province within the last 24 hours, Turkish military said Thursday.
According to statements posted on the Turkish General Staff website, the military killed 15 PKK militants on Wednesday and another 16 members of the organization on Thursday in ongoing security operations in Hakkari province’s Yuksekova district.
Two Turkish soldiers were killed and another was slightly injured Wednesday in the same operations.
Separately, 10 PKK militants surrendered to security forces in Turkey's southeastern Sirnak province Thursday, the army added.
The Turkish army began its air-and-ground operations against the PKK organization inside Turkey and northern Iraq in late July, as the PKK renewed its armed campaign against the Turkish state following a two-and-a-half year cease-fire.
The PKK is labeled as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the EU.
By Hatice Kesgin
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