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    Turkish Security Forces Kill 6 PKK Militants in Country's East

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    Turkish security forces have killed six members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in two separate counter-terrorism operations in eastern Sirnak and Tunceli provinces, local media reported Thursday, citing the local authorities.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Anadolu news agency, a senior PKK member was killed in the operation in Tunceli.

    The conflict between Turkey and Kurdish militant groups seeking independence reignited in July 2015, leading to frequent acts of terror by the PKK and regular anti-PKK operations by the Turkish government both in the country and in the territories of the neighboring Syria and Iraq inhabited by Kurds. The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization in Turkey, the United States and the European Union.

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