Turkish military aircraft have “neutralized” more than a dozen members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group when they carried out a string of airstrikes against terrorist hideouts in Iraq’s northern semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.
The Turkish General Staff, in a message published on its official Twitter page, said fighter jets had conducted airstrikes against Avasin region in northern Iraq on Saturday, and “neutralized” 14 PKK terrorists in the process.
The Turkish military generally uses the term “neutralize” to signify that the militants were killed, captured or surrendered.
Turkey’s Interior Ministry said in a statement on October 4 that high-profile Kurdish PKK terrorist Mehmet Sait Sürer, better known by the nom de guerre Cuma Mardin, had been neutralized during an airstrike against a militant position in the Nusaybin district of the country’s southeastern province of Mardin.
The statement added that the militant had a $647,360 bounty on his head, and was in the red category of the ministry’s wanted terrorists.