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Turkish army kills nearly a hundred PKK members in the border Iraq

Turkish army kills nearly a hundred PKK members in the border Iraq

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Turkish security forces have in the past two weeks in the southeast of Turkey 99 members of the Kurdish workers y (PKK) were killed. One of them belonged to the “higher ranks”.

This turns out Saturday from a communication of the Turkish armed forces.

The armed forces attacked hideouts and depots of the PKK in the provinces of Sirnak and Hakkari, near the border with Iraq. During the operation, in addition to 420 pounds of ammonium nitrate, a raw material for explosives, bombs and firearms were seized.

Turkey, the United States and the European Union consider the PKK as a terrorist organization. The group, who has more than thirty years of fighting for autonomy for the predominantly Kurdish areas in southeast Turkey, has bases in the mountains on both sides of the border.

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