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Turkey launches new phase of Operation Yıldırım-6 in east

Turkish Interior Ministry announced that a total of 700 security personnel taking part in the anti-terror operation.
19.08.2020 - 10:56

Turkey has launched a new anti-terror operation in its eastern Bingöl province, the Interior Ministry announced on Wednesday.

A LARGE QUANTITY OF ARMS AND AMMUNITION HAVE BEEN SEIZED

In a statement, the ministry said Operation Yıldırım-6 has begun to completely eliminate the separatist terror group [PKK], and neutralize those taking shelter in the region.

As many as 700 security personnel, including forces from Gendarmerie Special Operations, police and security guards, are taking part in the operation, it added.

Turkey launches new phase of Operation Yıldırım-6 in east WATCH

Earlier, Operation Yıldırım-5 was launched on Aug. 12 to neutralize PKK terrorists in the region.

At least 22 terrorists have been neutralized, 31 caves, shelters, and storages destroyed, and a large quantity of arms and ammunition, and other supplies have been seized in Yıldırım operations to date, the ministry said.

It added that the action, with the support of the public, continues without any letup.