A PKK terrorist in Turkey’s most wanted list was neutralized in northern Iraq, a security source said on Monday.

Musluh Ike, a senior PKK terrorist code-named Tekoser Zagros, was neutralized in a joint operation in Metina region of northern Iraq by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) and Turkish Armed Forces (TSK), said the source anonymously due to restriction on speaking to media.

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

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