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Turkish airstrikes kill 3 PKK members in northern Iraq: ministry

Turkish airstrikes kill 3 PKK members in northern Iraq: ministry

Turkish security forces killed three members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in a counter-terrorism operation in northern Iraq, Turkey's defense ministry said Monday.
"Three PKK terrorists, identified by reconnaissance and surveillance in the northern Hakurk region in Iraq, were neutralized by an air operation," said the ministry in its Twitter account.
Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in statements to imply terrorists in question surrendered or killed or captured.
Turkish security forces have long been conducting operations against the PKK in southeastern Turkey and in northern Iraq where the group has hideouts.
The PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the EU, launched a 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state which cost the lives of more than 40,000. (Xinhua)