Turkish forces kill 12 PKK terrorists: Military

The Turkish military killed a total of 12 PKK terrorists on Monday, according to a statement from the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces on Tuesday.

The statement said Turkish fighter jets conducted an airstrike on PKK targets in northern Iraq's Zap and Metina areas, killing eight terrorists and destroying two caves.

Four other terrorists were killed in a clash with security forces in Turkey's eastern province of Tunceli, it added.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization in Turkey, the U.S. and the EU. In its over three-decade terror campaign against Turkey, more than 40,000 people have been killed.

Since the group resumed its armed campaign in July 2015, more than 1,200 people, including security force personnel and civilians, have lost their lives.

Source: Anadolu Agency