The Turkish military “neutralized” seven members of the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, according to the Defense Ministry on Saturday.
Turkey conducts air strikes in neighboring Iraq on a regular basis as part of its offensive against PKK militants located there.
“Our operations will continue until the last terrorist is neutralised,” the ministry said on Twitter. It typically uses the word “neutralised” to mean killed.
The PKK launched an insurgency against the Turkish state in 1984 and more than 40,000 people have been killed in the conflict. It is regarded as a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.