SIIRT / MUS, Turkey

Turkish security forces seized arms and ammunition belonging to PKK terrorists in the eastern Siirt province, local administration said on Thursday.

In a statement, the Siirt Governorship said security forces seized weapons, ammunition, organizational documents and life-sustaining materials in the Mt. Tandir region in the Baykan district.

On Wednesday, five PKK terrorists were captured dead in the region as part of the ongoing Yildirim-11 Herekol anti-terror operation.

Separately, gendarmerie forces in eastern Mus province seized PKK’s life-sustaining materials and food buried in Haskoy district, said the Mus Governorship in a statement on Thursday.

This summer, Turkey has launched a series of security operations to neutralize terrorists believed to be hiding out in the country’s east and southeast.

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 Gozde Bayar

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