Turkish military: Clashes in southeast kill 22 PKK militants
Turkish security said seven PKK members were found dead in Sirnak, while another 15 militants were killed over the weekend. (AFP/File)
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Turkey’s military has said the total number of PKK militants killed in recent fighting in the country’s east has reached 22.
The Turkish General Staff on Monday said seven PKK members were found dead with their weapons and ammunition on Monday in Beytussebap, a mountainous district of Sirnak province which borders Syria and Iraq.
The dead were in addition to 15 PKK militants killed on Sept. 26, the General Staff said.
Turkey's security forces also said a PKK militant fleeing the group surrendered without arms and ammunition in the southeastern Nusaybin district of Mardin province on Monday.
According to Turkish government figures, the PKK has killed around 30 civilians since July and more than 120 members of the security forces.
The renewed violence has come in the wake of the July 20 Suruc massacre, blamed on Daesh. The fighting has seen the collapse of a fragile cease-fire from early 2013 dubbed the "solution process" which sought an end to the 30-year conflict between the PKK and the Turkish state.
This story has been edited from the source material.