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Two Turkey soldiers killed in Northern Iraq in militant clash on Saturday


Devdiscourse News Desk Iraq
Updated: 16-03-2019 17:31 IST
Two Turkey soldiers killed in Northern Iraq in militant clash on Saturday

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Two Turkish soldiers were killed and eight others were wounded on Saturday in a clash during operations into northern Iraq, Turkey's defence ministry said. Six militants, including a woman, were "neutralised" during the operations, the ministry said in a statement. The Turkish army uses the term neutralise when it has killed, captured or wounded combatants

Turkey regularly carries out air strikes on PKK bases in northern Iraq, as President Tayyip Erdogan pursues his aim of ending the militant group's presence near Turkey's borders. The PKK, considered a terrorist organisation by the United States, the European Union and Turkey, has waged a three-decade insurgency in Turkey's largely Kurdish southeast that has killed about 40,000 people.

COUNTRY : Iraq Turkey

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