Turkish Security Forces Neutralize Six PKK Terrorists in Northern Iraq

Turkish Security Forces Neutralize Six PKK Terrorists in Northern Iraq

Ankara, The Gulf Observer: Turkish security forces neutralized six PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, according to a statement by the country’s National Defence Ministry on Tuesday.

“Our heroic Turkish Armed Forces neutralized six PKK terrorists identified in the Claw-Lock Operation zone in northern Iraq,” the ministry announced on the social media platform X.

The ministry emphasized that Türkiye’s counterterrorism operations will continue with determination and without interruption. Turkish authorities use the term “neutralize” to indicate that the terrorists in question were either killed, captured, or surrendered.

In its nearly 40-year terror campaign against Türkiye, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Türkiye, the US, and the EU — has been responsible for the deaths of more than 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

Türkiye launched Operation Claw-Lock in April 2022 to target the PKK’s hideouts in Iraq’s northern Metina, Zap, and Avasin-Basyan regions near the Turkish border. This operation is part of Türkiye’s ongoing efforts to ensure national security and eliminate terrorist threats in the region.