Three Turkish Soldiers Killed in Cross-Border Skirmishes in Kurdistan

Three Turkish soldiers were killed in an attack by Kurdish militants in the operation Pence-Yildirim zone in northern Iraq, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said on Thursday in a statement  

“Targets identified in the region were struck in an air operation and six terrorists were neutralised according to initial indications. Operations in the region are continuing,” the ministry said.

“Neutralised” is commonly used by the Turkish authorities, to mean killed.

The Pence operations are a series of offensives Turkey has carried out since 2019 against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and EU, and the group is responsible for the deaths of over 40,000 people, including women, children.

Moreover, Turkish gendarmerie killed 63 terrorists and confiscated a huge quantity of weaponry, ammunition, and narcotics in operations across the country last month, Turkey media reported on Thursday.

74 weapons, 13, 371 rounds of ammunition, and 2.8 tons of explosives were seized during the month of November, according to media report.

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