Turkey: fight against PKK terrorism, 22 October 2016
The PKK ( "Workers' Party of Kurdistan") is categorized as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the EU. The group resumed its thirty-year long armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015.
Since then, the PKK terrorist attacks killed over 800 members of Turkish security forces. They have also killed more than 350 civilians, including one hundred children. At least 8500 PKK terrorists were killed in army operations during the same period.
Police forces and the Turkish army launched attacks against positions of the separatist terrorist organization PKK and pursue its armed members in the south and southeast of the country and in northern Iraq in response to terrorist attacks by the organization within Turkey, which target civilians and members of security forces.
PKK terrorists on Friday, a local education official said.
The attack in İpekyolu, Van province, saw terrorists throw a Molotov cocktail through a window, damaging walls, local education director Sukrullah Yavuzer said.
No casualties were reported.
Last week another kindergarten in the same area was targeted in a similar attack, the third such incident since June.
Abdullah Çelik, Aydın Arik - BİNGÖL, Turkey (AA) – One police officer was killed and 10 people were wounded in a PKK terrorist attack late Saturday in the eastern Bingöl province, security sources said.
PKK terrorists detonated a bomb-laden vehicle as a police vehicle carrying officers passed a crossway to the entrance of Bingöl, according to the security sources who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.
All of the injured, including six police, sustained non-life-threatening wounds and have been taken to local hospitals, the sources said.
An operation has been launched to apprehend the perpetrators.
Meanwhile, PKK terrorists were neutralized Saturday in the eastern province of Tunceli, the governorate there said.
Security forces neutralized seven terrorists, including three women in an operation backed with Turkish air jets, according to a statement.
AA / Ankara / Barış Gündoğan - The Turkish army hit 70 PKK/PYD and 52 Daesh targets in the past 24 hours as part of Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria, the military said on Saturday.
The PKK and its Syrian offshoot the PYD are both listed as terrorist groups by Turkey although the U.S. and EU only view the PKK as a terrorist organization.
At least two Daesh terrorists were killed and a vehicle destroyed in an airstrike carried out by U.S.-led coalition forces, the Turkish General Staff said.
Saturday's statement said five Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters were wounded during an opposition forces' offensive to retake two villages in the Mare district, northwest of Al-Bab.
The PKK/PYD terrorist group attacked FSA fighters in south of Jarabulus city, killing two people, the statement added.
Operation Euphrates Shield was launched in late August to rid the north Syrian border area of terrorists. The campaign has seen both Daesh and the PKK/PYD targeted by the FSA plus Turkish tanks, artillery and aircraft.
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