PKK terrorist 'neutralized' in southeastern Turkey
Two PKK terrorists were "neutralized" Saturday in anti-terror operations in this southeastern province, Anadolu reported.
Anti-terrorism units from the Mardin Provincial Police Department raided a shelter in the Artuklu district, according to the source who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to media. A second terrorist was also “neutralized” in the district of Kiziltepe.
Authorities often use "neutralize" in statements to convey that the terrorist was killed or captured.
Officials have launched operations to capture terrorists in the reigon.
The PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU -- resumed its armed campaign in July 2015 and since has been responsible for the deaths of approximately 1,100 security personnel and civilians, including women and children.