Turkish Army Raids Kill 45 PKK Terrorists in a Week

Security forces has killed 45 PKK terrorists over the past week, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement released Friday.

The raid also saw assortment of ammunition and contraband seized in the country’s eastern and southeastern provinces.

The military operations took place between May 18-25 in Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak, Hakkari, Diyarbakir provinces as well as Erzurum and Ardahan provinces in the northeast.

Firearms and ammunition, including three rocket-propelled grenades and over 100 kilograms of TNT were recovered in operations.

Also about 2,000 kilograms of ammonium nitrate — an ingredient used in making explosives — were also seized. Over 60,000 packs of smuggled cigarettes were also found.

Turkish forces also run down at least 26 shelters and ammunition depots used by PKK terrorists.

In a later statement, the military said airstrikes on the border between the eastern provinces of Van and Agri killed 20 PKK terrorists on Thursday night. Later same night, another jet raid saw nine militants felled.

Jets targeted terrorists around Mount Tendurek, which lies close to the Iranian frontier, shortly after 9 p.m. local time (1900GMT).

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