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Turkish Forces Kill 14 Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) Fighters in Tunceli Province

According to local media reports 14 Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) fighters, including five women, have been killed in the air-backed operation by Turkish forces in the in eastern Tunceli province.

A total of 14 Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) fighters were killed in an air-backed operation by Turkish forces in the in eastern Tunceli province on Friday, local media reported Friday; Sputnik reported.

A source told the Daily Sabah Newspaper that the bodies were found during a search counducted by Turkish troops following the air-backed operation, and among the dead fighters, five were women.

The Turkish forces also found a large number of weapons, ammunition and other supplies on the scene.

PKK is outlawed in Turkey as a terrorist organization. A ceasefire between Turkey and Kurdish militants collapsed in July 2015, prompting the Turkish authorities to launch a military operation in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern regions.

Source: Al Alam


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