A total of seven Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants were killed as a result of airstrikes in Turkey's eastern Tunceli province, local media reported Thursday, citing the Turkish Armed Forces and the Tunceli governorate.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to the Daily Sabah newspaper, the Turkish forces launched the airstrikes on Wednesday around 9:30 p.m. local time (18:30 GMT) after receiving information of militants planning the attack.
Militant shelters and weapon pits were also targeted during the operation, the newspaper reported.
Tensions between Turkey and Kurds escalated in July 2015 when a ceasefire between Ankara and the PKK collapsed because of a series of terror attacks allegedly committed by PKK members. The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization in Turkey, the United States and the European Union.
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