ANKARA

The Turkish army seized a large amount of ammunition as part of a fresh anti-terror operation in northern Iraq, said the Turkish National Defense Ministry on Wednesday.

The ministry said in a written statement that search and sweep activities by commandos as part of the Operation Claw-Tiger seized an RPG-7 rocket launcher, two AK-47s, a 40-milimeter grenade thrower, 18 hand grenades, as well as ammunition for four anti-tank launchers, two anti-personnel rocket launchers, and 25 grenade throwers along with many others.

It also added that various documents and life-sustaining materials were also found and destroyed.

The operation is successfully ongoing, it said.

Turkey’s operations Claw-Tiger and Claw-Eagle were launched last week to ensure the safety of the Turkish people and borders by neutralizing the threat of the PKK and other terrorist groups in the region.

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

* Writing by Sena Guler

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