A PKK terrorist who was captured throughout a counterterrorism operation in japanese Muş province examined positive for the Corona Virus, the inside ministry stated on Sunday.
The terrorist who was injured throughout a conflict with Turkish safety forces on Thursday was revealed to be the terrorist group’s alleged chief in command of the japanese Erzurum space, Mahmut Okay. According to the Interior Ministry, after Okay’s check outcomes, an individual who was detained for offering assist and abetting him additionally had the check, however his outcomes haven’t been launched but.
Gendarmerie models captured Okay, code-named “Hayri Mava,” throughout street safety checks within the Varto district in Muş, the Interior Ministry stated final week.
The terrorist opened fireplace on safety forces and was injured in clashes, the ministry stated, including that one other terrorist accompanying and helping him was additionally captured within the operation.
Listed within the Interior Ministry’s orange class, the terrorist was sought with a TL 1 million ($149,889) bounty on his head.
The Interior Ministry’s Most Wanted listing is split into 5 color-coded classes, with purple marking probably the most wished, adopted by blue, inexperienced, orange and grey, relying on the sensitivity of their felony exercise.
Last month, one in every of three PKK terrorists killed by safety forces in southeastern Turkey examined positive for COVID-19.
The terrorist was killed in an air-backed, anti-terror operation close to Çobansuyu village in Bitlis, Anadolu Agency (AA) reported, including that safety forces carried out a Corona Virus check for the terrorists as a precaution.
A household was quarantined after safety forces came upon that they’d been in touch with the terrorist.
The virus is assumed to have unfold among the many terror group through its members coming from Iran.
The terrorist group has been forcing members exhibiting signs of the Corona Virus to turn into suicide bombers or leaving them to die, in keeping with safety forces.
The new Corona Virus was detected within the terrorist group’s camps in Iran, Iraq, and Syria, sources informed Milliyet every day, including that the unhygienic sanitary situations of their camps led to the fast unfold of the virus.
Turkish safety forces usually conduct counterterrorism operations within the japanese and southeastern provinces of Turkey the place the PKK has tried to determine a robust presence and bases. The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) additionally carries out cross-border operations in northern Iraq, a area the place PKK terrorists have hideouts and bases from which to hold out assaults in Turkey, with explicit consideration paid to concentrating on high-level terrorists.
In its greater than 40-year terror marketing campaign in opposition to Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and the European Union – has been accountable for the deaths of some 40,000 folks, together with girls and youngsters.