11:48 GMT28 January 2021
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    Turkish army killed eight Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in country's southeastern province of Hakkari, local media reported citing General Staff.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Unmanned combat aerial vehicle killed five militants, two were killed in an air strike and another one by sniper fire in Cukurca district of the province, Anadolu news agency reported adding that the total number of PKK fighters killed in the Hakkari reached 374.

    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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