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Turkiye 'neutralises' 2 terrorists in northern Iraq

Iraqi riot police protect the Turkish embassy in Baghdad on February 18, 2021 [AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images]
Iraqi riot police protect the Turkish embassy in Baghdad on February 18, 2021 [AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images]

Turkish security forces have "neutralised" two more terrorists as part of the recently launched Operation Claw-Lock in northern Iraq, the country's National Defense Ministry said on Tuesday, reports Anadolu Agency.

"Our operation continues as planned with great success," the ministry said on Twitter.

A total of 63 terrorists have been neutralised since the start of the operation, it added.

On April 18, Turkiye launched Operation Claw-Lock to target PKK hideouts in Iraq's Metina, Zap and Avasin-Basyan regions. It preceded Operations Claw-Tiger and Claw-Eagle, which were launched in 2020, to root out terrorists who hide in northern Iraq and plot cross-border attacks in Turkiye.

In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Turkiye, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkiye, the US, and EU – has been responsible for the deaths of at least 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

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