Turkish army ‘neutralizes’ 3 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

By Sefa Sahin

ANKARA (AA) – At least three PKK terrorists were “neutralized” in an airstrike in northern Iraq, the Turkish army said on Monday.

Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in statements to imply the terrorists in question either surrendered, were killed or captured.

In a statement, Turkish General Staff said the operation was conducted in Iraq's Avasin-Basyan region.

The terrorists were plotting attacks on Turkish military bases, it added.

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