Operations against PKK being held in eastern Turkey

Operations against PKK being held in eastern Turkey

Turkish security forces launched an operation against PKK militants in the eastern provinces of Bitlis, Van, Erzincan and Mus.

At least seven PKK terrorists were killed during a counterterrorism operation.

In addition, Turkish warplanes conducted an air operation in a rural area of the Başkale district of the eastern province of Van on Aug. 28, “neutralizing” two PKK militants there.

The  country's Interior Ministry announced on Aug. 28 that security forces killed a total of 34 PKK militants in operations over the past week, Hurriyet Daily reported.

During the operations, 22 of the militants were killed, two were captured and 10 surrendered, according to a statement issued by the ministry.      

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