Turkey neutralized four PKK terrorists along its border with Iran in an air-backed operation, the Turkish Defense Ministry said Monday.

“Four PKK terrorists detected by our hero commandos on the Iran border line have been neutralized with a successful operation supported by our drones,” the ministry said in a statement.

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

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU – has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

*Writing by Havva Kara Aydin

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