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Turkey Claims It Killed over 1,800 PKK Fighters Since January


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ERBIL — The Turkish General Staff released an official statement on Tuesday to claim that its forces have killed more than 1,800 members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) since the beginning of this year.

A total of 562 military operations, including land raids and airstrikes were carried out against the PKK both inside Turkey and neighbouring countries, said the statement.

Within this nine months, 159 other people were killed, including 127 Turkish soldiers, 19 public servants, and 13 civilians, according to the Turkish General Staff, which also revealed that 62 people were also sustained injuries as the result of confrontations.

Turkish forces also destroyed a total of 887 shelters used by PKK while over 1,000 mines, 1,943 weapons, and more than 630,000 pieces of ammunition were seized in the operations.

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