Turkey presses major offensive against PKK

Clashes in anti-PKK operations in Diyarbakir and Sirnak provinces also leave two soldiers martyred

Turkey presses major offensive against PKK

World Bulletin / News Desk

A total of 110 PKK terrorists have been killed in ongoing anti-terror operations in Turkey’s southeastern provinces over the last four days, local security sources said Saturday.

The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that 78 of the deaths occurred in Cizre district of Sirnak province amid an ongoing curfew.

Security forces killed six terrorists in Silopi district, as another 16 were killed in central Sur district of Diyarbakir and 10 in Dargecit district of Mardin province.

The operations in Sirnak and Diyarbakir left two soldiers martyred, the sources said, and 23 others, including police officers, were wounded in both provinces.

Two senior officials from YDG-H, youth wing of terrorist group PKK, were also killed during the operations in Cizre.

Meanwhile, an autopsy report revealed Saturday that a 30-year-old woman, who was killed Wednesday in the southeastern town of Cizre in Sirnak province, was shot by PKK terrorists.

Hediye Sen was hit by eight bullets in her backyard amid an ongoing security operation in the Sur neighborhood -- not to be confused with the district in Diyarbakir. The estimated trajectory of the bullets revealed that she was shot by the terrorists, the report said.

A curfew was imposed on Cizre and Silopi on Monday. Many citizens reportedly left the district before the curfew.

The PKK -- considered a terrorist organization also by the U.S. and the EU -- resumed its armed campaign in late July. Since then, more than 200 members of the security forces have been martyred and over 1,700 PKK terrorists killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq, including airstrikes.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Aralık 2015, 12:36