Turkey has launched a brand new anti-terror operation involving over 1,000 safety forces in eastern Tunceli province, the Interior Ministry introduced Wednesday.
In a press release, the ministry mentioned Operation Lightning-Four was launched Tuesday to “fully eradicate the separatist terror group from the nation’s agenda and to eradicate terrorists taking shelter in the area.”
A complete of 1,006 safety personnel, together with gendarmerie commandos, gendarmerie particular operations, police particular forces and safety guards, are participating in the operation, the assertion mentioned.
Operations Lightning, Lightning-2 Cilo, and Lightning-3 Mt. Ağrı proceed, the ministry famous.
As a part of these operations launched in July underneath the coordination of the Interior Ministry, eight terrorists have been eradicated; 24 caves, shelters and storages have been destroyed; and plenty of weapons, ammunition shops and meals objects have been seized, the assertion mentioned.
Turkey’s operations in opposition to terrorists inside the nation proceed determinedly and efficiently with the help of the general public, the assertion added.
Turkish safety forces commonly conduct counterterrorism operations in the eastern and southeastern provinces of Turkey, the place the PKK has tried to determine a robust presence.
In its greater than 40-year terror marketing campaign in opposition to Turkey, the PKK, listed as a terrorist group by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union, has been accountable for the deaths of 40,000 individuals, together with ladies and youngsters.