Turkish fighter jets have “neutralized” six PKK terrorists in an operation in northern Iraq, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said on Thursday. 

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

The ministry said in a Twitter post the terrorists were “neutralized” in the Zap region.

“Our operation will continue unabated,” it added.

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

Read more: Turkish jets ‘neutralize’ 6 PKK terrorists in N Iraq