ANKARA

Turkish security forces “neutralized” two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq near the Turkish border, the National Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

The terrorists were “neutralized” in Hakurk region in an air-backed operation, the ministry said on Twitter.

Turkey’s anti-terror operations continue with determination and without any letup, the statement added.

The ministry also shared footage of the operation.

Turkish authorities use the term “neutralized” to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

Operations Claw-Tiger and Claw-Eagle were launched in June to ensure the safety of Turkish people and borders by neutralizing the threat of PKK and other terrorist groups, who often use northern Iraq to plan cross-border attacks.

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 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

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