Turkey launches Operation Yildirim-3 in east
Turkey launched the third phase of a domestic anti-terror operation, the Interior Ministry announced on Monday.
1,170 SECURITY PERSONNEL TOOK PART IN THE OPERATION
The Interior Ministry statement said Operation Yildirim-3 Mt. Agri is underway in the eastern Agri and Igdir provinces as well as northeastern Kars province.
The operation was launched to "completely eliminate the separatist terror group from the country's agenda and to neutralize terrorists taking shelter in the region".
A total of 1,170 security personnel, including gendarmerie commandos and police special forces as well as village guards, are taking part in the operation, added the statement.
Operations against terrorists in the region will continue without pause, the statement noted.
Operation Yildirim-3 Cilo also included a total of 1,106 security personnel including gendarmerie commandos, gendarmerie special forces, police special forces, and local security teams.