Three PKK terrorists neutralized in northern Iraq on Sunday were found to be operating in a so-called special forces group, the Turkish National Defense Ministry on Monday.

The ministry said on Twitter that the terrorists, planning to conduct operations in Turkey, were neutralized in a coordinated operation by the Turkish Armed Forces and National Intelligence Organization in the Gara area.

The PKK terror group often hides out in northern Iraq, just across Turkey’s southern border, to plot terror attacks in Turkey.

In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and the EU – has been responsible for the deaths of at least 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

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