3 soldiers killed in PKK terror attack in southeast Turkey

Remigio Civitarese
Aprile 17, 2018

Three Turkish soldiers were martyred on Monday in an attack conducted by the PKK terrorist organization in the southeastern Sirnak province of Turkey, the military said.

The authorities often use the word "neutralized" in statements to imply that the militants in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.

Security forces have launched an air-supported operation following the attack.

The ministry specified that 18 of the terrorists were killed, six were captured, and 14 surrendered to authorities.

Some 149 people were also detained for allegedly aiding and abetting the PKK and 75 others for suspected links to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

The PKK is recognized as a terrorist organization by Turkey, EU and the US and has waged a bloody campaign since its launch in 1984.

FETÖ is widely believed to have orchestrated Turkey's July 2016 coup attempt, which killed 250 people and injured almost 2,200.

Since then, it has been responsible for the deaths of approximately 1,200 security personnel and civilians, according to an official tally, while more than 4,000 security personnel and over 2,000 civilians have been injured.

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