Turkish jets 'neutralize' 14 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

By Baris Gundogan

ANKARA (AA) – Turkish jets have "neutralized" 14 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the military said on Thursday.

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

In a Twitter post, Turkish General Staff said its jets pounded PKK terrorists in the Hakurk, Avasin-Basyan, Gara, Haftanin, and Metina regions.

Shelters belonging to the terror group were also destroyed in the airstrikes, 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 nearly 40,000 people.