HAKKARI, Turkey

Security forces in southeastern Turkey on Friday seized explosives and ammunition belonging to the PKK/YPG terror group. 

According to the local authorities in the Hakkari province, the gendarmerie launched an operation in the Cukurca district after spotting on a hideout of the terror group on June 24.

Searching the area, the gendarmerie seized at least 102 ammunitions for air defense, as well as ammunitions for 128 anti-aircraft and seven mortars. They also confiscated 320 kalashnikovs and two hand grenades.

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. The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.

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