Over 400 Kurdish militants killed in Iraq by Turkey in 2012

Over 400 Kurdish militants killed in Iraq by Turkey in 2012

 

The Turkish Defense Ministry has rounded up its foreign counter-terrorism operation for January-December 2012. Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz says that 427 members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have been killed, Sabah reports.

Turkey had 55 trans-border operations during the said period.

Turkey disarmed 716 militants of the PKK in January-September 2012, including 496 killed, 21 wounded, 44 detained and 155 gave up. Turkish security forces had six mass operations and 19 local operations against PKK terrorists in January-September 2012.

 

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