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    Turkish Airstrikes Hit 5 PKK Targets in Country's Southeast

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    The Turkish Air Force hit five targets of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), listed by Ankara as a terrorist organization, in raids on PKK facilities in the country's southeastern Hakkari province, local media reported on Tuesday, citing the Turkish General Staff.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) The destroyed targets included shelters and caves used by terrorists to store weapons, the Anadolu news agency reported.

    The Turkish forces launched airstrikes on Monday after receiving the information that a group of militants had been plotting an attack on a Turkish security base in the area.

    The tensions between Turkey and Kurdish militant groups seeking independence escalated in July 2015, leading to frequent acts of terror by the PKK and regular anti-PKK operations by the Turkish government.

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    weapons, terrorist, airstrike, Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Turkey
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