ANKARA 

With Turkey ramping up its fight against terrorists, security forces launched the ninth and 10th phases of a domestic anti-terror offensive, the Interior Ministry announced on Friday.

Operation Kiran-9 is underway in the Mt. Cudi area of the eastern Sirnak province, while Kiran-10 has begun in the Kazan Valley of the eastern Hakkari province.

A total of 1,990 security personnel, including gendarmerie and police forces as well as village guards, are taking part in the operation.

On Aug. 17, Turkey launched Operation Kiran in the country’s southeast against YPG/PKK terrorists in Van, Hakkari and Sirnak provinces, followed by the

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