Turkey kills 13 PKK militants
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec.25 / Trend, A.Taghiyeva /
Thirteen militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were killed in the Hatay and Osmaniye provinces as a result of a special operation conducted by Turkish Security Forces, the Hurriyet newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Six militants were detained during the special operation. Also ammunition owned by the PKK was seized.
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.
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.