Turkish air forces attack PKK militants

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Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 3 / Trend R.Hafizoglu /

Turkish Air Force attacked the PKK militants in the province of Shırnak, Turkish TV channel Haber7 said on Thursday.

According to the channel, additional forces were brought to the province in order to eliminate the militant units.

The Turkish army resumed military operations against the PKK militants after they became active again.

Over 10 months Turkish security forces have rendered harmless 716 PKK militants, including 496 terrorists who were killed, 21 wounded and 44 arrested and 155 surrendering to the authorities.

During this period, the security forces have held six large scale and 19 local operations against militants.

The conflict between Turkey and the PKK has lasted for over 25 years. The PKK is recognised as a terrorist organisation by both the UN and the EU.

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