Turkey launches large-scale counterterror op in 3 provinces

Turkish security forces launched a joint counterterror operation in eastern and southeastern provinces with the participation of 129 security force teams, the Ministry of Interior announced Monday.

According to a statement by the ministry, “Operation Kıran” is being carried out to neutralize PKK terrorists and destroy encampments and shelters in dozens of districts, villages and valleys located in Hakkari, Şırnak and Van provinces.

The statement said 43 caves used as shelters by the terrorists were destroyed during the first hours and that the operation would continue until the terrorists were neutralized.

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Source: Daily Sabah