ANKARA 

Turkish security forces “neutralized” two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, according to Turkey’s National Defense Ministry on Tuesday.

“2 PKK terrorists were neutralized in the air-supported operation carried out in Haftanin region within the scope of the ongoing Operation Claw-3 in northern Iraq,” the ministry said on Twitter.

Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.

PKK terrorists often use northern Iraq as a base to plan cross-border terror attacks in Turkey.

On May 27, Turkey launched Operation Claw against the PKK in

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