Turkish army kills two PKK field commanders

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Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.14 / Trend R.Hafizoglu /

As a result of special operation the Turkish army killed two field commanders of the armed units of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) - Inan Kaymaz nicknamed "Boran" ("Buran") and Hasan Denktas nicknamed Ruhat, Turkish newspaper Haberturk reported on Wednesday.

According to the newspaper, in addition to field commanders, seven PKK militants were also killed.

Turkish army resumed military operations against them PKK militants after they became active.

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

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

In 2010, 431 militants were rendered harmless, 13 operations were held against militants, in 2011 - 694 militants were neutralized, two large-scale and 38 local operations were held.

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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