Turkish Security Forces Kill Leading PKK Militant

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The Turkish Security Forces killed one of the leading militants of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), who had been allegedly conducting attacks for some 20 years, local media reported Friday.

A Turkish special forces policeman stands guard in front the damaged building of the police headquarters which was attacked by the Turkish warplanes during the failed military coup last Friday, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The security forces killed the militant identified as S.I., code-named Ozan, in the eastern Tunceli province as he tried to attack on a station of the Turkish forces, Anadolu news agency said, citing the General Staff's statement.

PKK is outlawed in Turkey as a terrorist organization.

Tensions between Ankara and the Kurds escalated in July 2015 when a ceasefire between Turkey and the PKK collapsed over a series of terror attacks allegedly committed by the PKK members.

Turkish authorities have imposed several round-the-clock curfews in Kurdish-populated towns in country's southeast, preventing civilians from fleeing the regions where the military operations are taking place.

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