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    Turkish Armed Forces Kill 29 PKK Members in Northern Iraq General Staff

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    A total of 29 members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) outlawed in Turkey were killed and 16 injured by the Turkish Armed Forces in Iraq’s northern region of Qandil, the country’s General Staff said in a statement Wednesday.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) — Tensions between Ankara and Turkish Kurds escalated in July 2015 when a ceasefire between Turkey and the PKK collapsed over a series of terrorist attacks, allegedly committed by PKK members.

    “On November 27, airstrikes were carried out against targets of the separatist terrorist organization (PKK) during the operation in Qandil region in northern Iraq. According to the intelligence information as of November 29, 29 terrorists were killed and 16 injured,” the statement read.

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