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Turkey launches Yıldırım-10 anti-terror operation in east

On Sept. 3, Operation Yıldırım -9 was launched to neutralize PKK terrorists in the region.
08.09.2020 - 13:21

Turkey has launched a new anti-terror operation in its eastern Van province, Interior Ministry announced Tuesday.


In a statement, the ministry said Operation Yıldırım -10 has begun to completely eliminate the separatist terror group [PKK], and neutralize those taking shelter in the region.

Turkey launches Yıldırım-10 anti-terror operation in east WATCH

As many as 1,040 security personnel, including forces from Gendarmerie Special Operations, police and security guards, are taking part in the operation, it added.

At least 46 terrorists have been neutralized and 26 collaborators captured, 90 caves, shelters, and storages destroyed, and a large number of arms, ammunition and other supplies have been seized in Yildirim operations to date, the ministry said.