Türkiye 'neutralizes' 3 more PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

Türkiye 'neutralizes' 3 more PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

2 terrorists targeted in Metina, 1 in Operation Claw-Lock zone, says National Defense Ministry

By Ahmet Gencturk

ANKARA (AA) – Turkish forces “neutralized” three more PKK terrorists in the northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Friday.

Two terrorists were targeted in Metina area and one more in the Operation Claw-Lock zone, the ministry said on Twitter.

Turkish authorities use the term “neutralize” to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

Türkiye launched Operation Claw-Lock in April to target the PKK terror organization’s hideouts in Iraq’s northern Metina, Zap, and Avasin-Basyan regions, near the Turkish border.

It was preceded by Operations Claw-Tiger and Claw-Eagle, which were launched in 2020 to root out terrorists hiding in northern Iraq and plotting cross-border attacks in Türkiye.

In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Türkiye, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Türkiye, the US, UK and EU – has been responsible for the deaths of over 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

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