Six PKK members ‘neutralized’ in Kurdistan, says Turkish ministry

Members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on a road in the Qandil Mountains. (AFP)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The Turkish ministry of defense announced on Saturday that six members of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) were ‘neutralized’ during Operation Claw-Lock in the Kurdistan Region.

“We continue to destroy the dens of terrorists,” the ministry said in a statement.

“Six PKK terrorists were detected in the Operation Claw-Lock in northern Iraq,” it added. “They were neutralized by our armed forces.”

Turkey uses “neutralize” term for targets who have been killed or wounded.

The PKK has yet to confirm the figures.

In April, Turkey launched a new ground and air campaign in the Kurdistan Region, targeting PKK positions.

Ankara says the offensive is a measure to prevent the PKK from using Iraq as a base to carry out attacks in Turkey.

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