Turkish security forces neutralized two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

The terrorists were neutralized in an air operation in the Zap region, the ministry said on Twitter, also sharing footage of the action.

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

The terrorists, detected through reconnaissance and surveillance, were plotting an attack, the ministry said.

Turkey’s anti-terror operations continue without any letup, it added.

PKK terrorists often hide out in northern Iraq, across Turkey’s border, to plan attacks in Turkey.

In its more than 30-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 over 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

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