Turkish air strikes kill 11 PKK militants in Mardin and Hakkari

 Turkish air strikes kill 11 PKK militants in Mardin and Hakkari

Turkish warplanes struck Kurdish militant targets in two areas of southeast Turkey overnight, killing 11 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters, the army said.

One air operation was conducted in the Dargecit district of Mardin province, where warplanes destroyed two gun positions and killed eight militants believed to be preparing for an attack, Reuters reported.

It said three other PKK members were killed and a cave destroyed in air strikes in the countryside of Hakkari province, which borders Iraq and Iran.

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