Turkey kills over 420 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq in 2012
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 3 /Trend A.Taghiyeva/
As a result of military operations held against militants of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party, Turkish security forces killed 427 militants during eleven months in the territory of Northern Iraq, the Sabah newspaper reported on Monday.
During this period, around 55 anti-terrorist operations were conducted in the north of Iraq.
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 Turkish 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.