News ID: 109972
Publish Date : 10 December 2022 - 21:43

Turkey ‘Neutralizes’ 11 PKK Militants in Northern Iraq

ANKARA (Anadolu) – Turkish security forces “neutralized” 11 PKK militants in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Saturday.
The militants were targeted in northern Iraq’s Harkuk and Operation Claw-Lock regions, the ministry said in a statement.
Turkish authorities use the term “neutralize” to imply the militants in question surrendered or were killed or captured.
Turkey launched Operation Claw-Lock in April to target the PKK terror group’s hideouts in the Metina, Zap, and Avasin-Basyan regions of northern Iraq, located near the Turkish border.
It was preceded by two operations – Claw-Tiger and Claw-Eagle – launched in 2020 to root out terrorists hiding out in northern Iraq and plotting cross-border attacks in Turkey.