Eight soldiers were killed in the same duration
ERBIL— In series of operations conducted by Turkish army in southern and southeastern provinces of Turkey in the past week some 60 members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) were killed, according to a statement issued by the Director General of Turkish Armed Forces on Friday.
The operations were carried out June 22-29 in the rural parts in Betyussebap of Sirnak province, Mount Judi, Cukurca and Yuksekova regions of Hakkari province, Lice region of Diyarbakir province, Genc town in Bingol province, Arcak region of Elazig province and Pervari town in Siirt province.
Among the PKK members killed in last week is the Iranian national Bahman Sadeqi, nicknamed Sinan Rojhilat, who the army defines as one of the PKK leaders.
The General Director of the Turkish Armed Forces also said some eight hideouts, strongholds of the Kurdish fighters as well as ammunition cache and 17 IEDs were destroyed and a huge amount of weaponry and ammunition were seized.
As indicated in the statement, in the past week, some eight soldiers were killed and eight more sustained wounded in confrontations with the PKK.