Turkish air strikes "neutralize" 15 Kurdish militants in Iraq

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November 10, 2018 12:57
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Airstrikes by Turkish warplanes have "neutralized" 15 militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, the military said on Twitter on Saturday, destroying hideouts and armories belonging to the group.

The Turkish army uses the phrase neutralize when it has killed, captured or wounded combatants.

The air strikes carried out on Friday targeted the Gara, Zap and Avasin-Basyan regions of northern Iraq, Turkish military said, adding that the militants were believed to be preparing to carry out an attack.

"Fifteen armed members of the separatist terror organization, who were in preparations for an attack to military bases, were neutralized, hideouts and armories were destroyed by air strikes carried out on Nov. 9," the military said, using the term it applies to the PKK.

Turkey regularly carries out air strikes against PKK targets in northern Iraq, where the group is based in the Qandil mountains.

The PKK, considered a terrorist organization by the United States, the European Union and Turkey, has waged a three-decade insurgency in Turkey's largely Kurdish southeast that has killed some 40,000 people.

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