Turkish security forces kill 54 PKK militants in southeast Turkey
People survey the damage caused by clashes between Turkish forces and PKK militants in the city of Cizre on September 12, 2015. (AFP/File)
At least 54 PKK militants have been killed in ongoing operations in Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak province within the last 72 hours, a security official said Friday.
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Anadolu Agency that security forces had been operating in Cizre and Silopi districts.
A curfew was in placed on Cizre and Silopi on Monday. Many citizens have reportedly left the district before the curfew was imposed.
The PKK resumed its armed campaign in late July. Since then more than 200 members of the security forces and around 1,700 militants have been killed.
By Diyar Güldoğan
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