ANKARA

Turkish security forces “neutralized” two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the Defense Ministry said on Sunday.

“Two PKK terrorists were neutralized in an air-back operation in Metina region of northern Iraq,” the ministry said on Twitter adding that the operations will continue.

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

PKK terrorists often use northern Iraq to plan cross-border terrorist attacks in Turkey.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU —

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