ANKARA, July 31 (KUNA) -- The Turkish army said Tuesday its forces dealt a
heavy blow to the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in a large-scale
operation conducted in Hakkari's ?emdinli district.
The operation, which started ten days ago, left 39 fatalities among the PKK
ranks, the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) reported on their website.
The military has destroyed depots of food, munitions and medicine belonging
to the terrorist group in ?emdinli and killed a total of 39 PKK terrorists
since the operations began last week.
The Turkish military launched the operation in the area on July 22 when PKK
terrorists blocked the road of a village in the region and interrogated
villagers. Troops from neighboring battalions were dispatched to the region to
join the operation.
The security forces have continued to open fire from land and air at PKK
targets in the rural parts of Yigitler village in ?emdinli and in the Goman
The Turkish fighter jets shelled targets of the terrorist organization in
the Hakurk and Ava?in-Basyan areas in northern Iraq. Cobra and Sikorsky
helicopters were also used in the operation. (end)
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