19:51 GMT17 January 2021
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    Turkish military destroyed several Kurdish shelters and ammunition dumps in northern Iraq and killed four Kurdistan Workers Party’s (PKK) fighters in the Turkish southeastern province of Hakkari, local media reported Thursday, citing the Turkish General Staff.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Turkish forces also prevented two bodies of PKK fighters from being returned to their families in the Dargecit district of the Mardin province, the Anadolu news agency said, adding that the total number of PKK fighters killed in the Hakkari province reached 330.

    Tensions between Ankara and the PKK escalated in July 2015 when a ceasefire between the sides 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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