40 terrorists killed in Turkey

Mon 22 Oct 2012 02:20 GMT | 06:20 Local Time

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40 terrorists killed by security forces in southeast Turkey.

A joint operation carried out by special ops units from the gendarmerie and police has led to the deaths of at least 40 terrorists from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) over the past five days in the Kazan Valley in Hakkari province, the Cihan news agency reported on Sunday.

The operation was launched to track down those responsible for the deaths of three soldiers on Wednesday in Chukurca, also in Hakkari. The special ops units used intelligence provided by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that indicated the presence of a large group of terrorists in the Kazan Valley area. Fighter jets from the Diyarbakır Air Base and Sikorsky helicopters are being used in the operation.

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