35 terrorists neutralised in Iraq

Baghdad: 35 terrorists belonging to Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) were ‘neutralised’ by Turkish jets on Sunday.

This comes as part of ongoing counter-terrorism operations in Iraq’s Qandil region.

As per the Anadolu Agency, the Turkish General Staff said the strikes were conducted by fighter jets targeting the areas occupied by PKK terrorists in Qandil.

The jets also destroyed terrorist shelters, hideouts, and weapons pits during the operation.

Airstrikes on PKK targets in northern Iraq have been carried out regularly since July 2015, when the party resumed its decade-long armed campaign.

On Saturday, the Turkish army “neutralised” nine terrorists in northern Iraq’s Zap and Avasin-Basyan regions, and Cukurca district of Turkey’s southeastern Hakkari province, the military said.

Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.

Meanwhile, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey has launched anti-terror operations in both Qandil and Sinjar regions in northern Iraq.