Turkish jets neutralize 9 PKK terrorists in N Iraq
Turkish fighter jets neutralized nine PKK terrorists during an anti-terror operation in northern Iraq, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said on Aug. 25, Hurriyet daily news reported.
Airstrikes were carried out in Haftanin region in northern Iraq in coordination with the ongoing Operation Claw 3, the ministry said in a statement, adding the operation continues successfully.
It added that the operation also destroyed weapon emplacements and shelters used by PKK terrorists.
Turkish authorities often use the term "neutralize" in statements to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.