Turkey 'neutralizes' 3 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

Alaturka Amerika ABD Haberleri

By Burak Bir

ANKARA (AA) – Turkish security forces "neutralized" three PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry announced on Thursday.

The terrorists were neutralized in Metina and Gara regions in an air-backed operation, the ministry said on Twitter.

The ministry added that Turkey's anti-terror operations will continue resolutely in the region.

Turkish authorities generally use the word "neutralized" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

PKK terrorists often use northern Iraq to plan cross-border terrorist attacks in Turkey.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the European Union — has been responsible for the deaths of over 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.