Security forces on Wednesday destroyed five shelters used by terrorists of the PKK in eastern Turkey, local administration said.

The operation was carried out in rural Ovacik, a town in Tunceli province, by provincial gendarmerie command.

Along with food supplies, other items such as saws, cables and batteries, were also found and confiscated.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and EU – has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

* Writing by Dilan Pamuk

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