15 extremists killed in airstrike in eastern Turkey

Military says weapon pits, 6 dynamic extremists targets destroyed

15 extremists killed in airstrike in eastern Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Turkish airstrike killed at least 15 PKK in the eastern province of Tunceli, authorities said early Friday.

The Interior Ministry said in a statement that the operation was conducted in the Pulumur district.

Turkish military said that after receiving intelligence, the operation lasted less than an hour and also successfully destroyed weapons pits and six dynamic targets.

The PKK -- listed as a terror organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU -- resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July last year. Since then, more than 700 security force members have been martyred and around 8,000 PKK terrorists killed or apprehended.

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