4 PKK members killed in northern Iraq: Turkish ministry

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-20 17:04:21|Editor: huaxia

ANKARA, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Four members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were killed by Turkish airstrikes in northern Iraq, said Turkey's defense ministry on Wednesday

"Four PKK terrorists were neutralized in Metina region of northern Iraq after they were detected by reconnaissance and surveillance activities," the ministry said on Twitter.

Turkey's anti-terror operations continue without let-up, the ministry noted.

Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in statements to imply terrorists in question surrendered or killed or captured.

Turkish security forces have long been conducting operations against the PKK in southeastern Turkey and in northern Iraq where the group has hideouts.

The PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the EU, launched a 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state which cost the lives of more than 40,000. Enditem