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Arms, ammunition of PKK terrorists seized in N.Iraq

Arms, ammunition of PKK terrorists seized in N.Iraq
Arms cache included sniper rifles, rockets among others, says Turkish National Defense Ministry

By Orhan Onur Gemici

ANKARA (AA) - Turkish security forces seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition belonging to the PKK terrorists during anti-terror operations in northern Iraq, the country's National Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

The terror group's shelters and caves were detected by the commandos during Operation Claw-Tiger, the ministry said in a statement.

A double anti-aircraft gun, a M-16 rifle, two clips, an AT4 anti-tank weapon, 17 improvised explosive device (IED), 15 machine gun ammunition, 58 mortars, 15 RPG-7 anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade launchers, 200 kilograms of ammonium nitrate and life-sustaining materials were seized in the operation.

The PKK terrorists often take shelter in northern Iraq to plan cross-border terrorist attacks in Turkey.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

source: News Feed
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