Turkish airstrikes kill 13 PKK militants in southeast

Published August 8th, 2016 - 09:30 GMT
A PKK fighter on patrol in southeast Turkey. (AFP/File)
A PKK fighter on patrol in southeast Turkey. (AFP/File)

Turkish security forces killed 13 PKK militants in airstrikes in Siirt province, southeast Turkey, a military source said Monday.

The operation in a rural area of the province involved F-16 jets, the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

According to officials, more than 5,000 PKK members have been killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq since a ceasefire between the PKK and the Turkish government collapsed last July.

During that period, nearly 600 Turkish security personnel have been killed.

Editor's note: This article has been edited from the source material.

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