Turkish military kills 17 PKK militants in SE Turkey

Published October 12th, 2015 - 03:30 GMT

Seventeen PKK militants have been killed Sunday in airstrikes in the province of Hakkari, in the southeastern corner of Turkey, authorities said.

Turkish armed forces said in a statement on Monday that “17 members of the separatist terror organization [the PKK] were neutralized, three caves, one ammunition depot and positions destroyed”.

The statement said that the army had confiscated an arsenal of weapons as well as organizational documents.

The army said also ammunition had also been found and confiscated in the provinces of Erzurum, Sirnak, Siirt and Tunceli.

Separately, Turkish armed forces said that two F-16 jets were harassed Sunday for 189 seconds by Syria-stationed rocket launchers while flying along the Turkey-Syria borderline.

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