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Turkey 'neutralizes' senior PKK terrorist in northern Iraq

Turkey 'neutralizes' senior PKK terrorist in northern Iraq

2 other terrorists also targeted in Kirkuk region.
23.10.2021 - 16:33

A senior female PKK terrorist was "neutralized" along with two other terrorists in northern Iraq, security sources said on Friday.

The terrorists were targeted in an operation by Turkey's National Intelligence Organization in the countryside of the Kirkuk region, some 170 kilometers (105 miles) from the Turkey-Iraq border, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Turkish authorities use the word neutralize in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.

Taybet Bilen -- codenamed Silan Guyi -- was the so-called head of female PKK terrorists in the Gara region.

THE TERRORIST JOINED PKK IN 1999

Bilen was among the senior terrorists within the YJA-Star and the PAJK terror groups, a women's branch of the YPG/PKK, and had joined the PKK in 1999 in the Iraqi town of Makhmur.

She also organized terror acts by the PKK in the Gabar region of Turkey's southeastern Sirnak province between 2004 and 2007, before being sent to Syria in 2013 where she organized groups that joined the YPG terror organization, which is the PKK's Syrian offshoot.

SHE PARTICIPATED IN TERROR ACTS IN THE SYRIAN BORDER CITIES

The terrorist also actively participated in PKK terror acts in the Syrian border cities of Ayn al-Arab (Kobani) and Qamishli.

Separately, Turkish forces neutralized two other PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry announced.