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Turkish forces neutralize 4 terrorists in southeast

Police forensic experts examine in front of the Israeli Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
Turkish security forces on 21 September 2016 [REUTERS/Umit Bektas]

Turkish security forces neutralized four terrorists in a counter-terrorism operation in southeastern Turkey, the country’s Interior Ministry announced on Monday, reports Anadolu Agency.

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

The armed terrorists were targeted by the Gendarmerie forces – an armed law enforcement organization – in rural areas of Yuksekova district of Hakkari province, the ministry said in a statement.

READ: Villagers return home 26 years after PKK ordeal

Counter-terrorism operations in this region generally target PKK terrorists.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the European Union – has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including many women, children, and infants.

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