A Big operation launched by the Turkish military in the country’s Southeast kept going on Monday after a clash with the illegal Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) which laid claim that the lives of 2 soldiers and injured ten others in the Şemdinli district of Hakkari on Sunday.
The private security force launched the big operation in the area last week when PKK terrorists barricaded the road of a village in the region and questioned villagers. Troops from neighboring battalions were discharged to the region.
The private security force fired from land and air at PKK targets in the rural parts of Yiğitler village in Şemdinli and in the Goman Mountains.
Cobra and Sikorsky helicopters were also in use in the operation.
A affirmation released by the Hakkari Governor’s Office on Monday remarked that the injured soldiers were taken to a hospital in neighboring Van province, and the slain soldiers were identified as Enes Yücel and Yasin Bayraktar. The bodies of the soldiers were sent to their hometowns after a military funeral in Van on Monday.
What is more, 2 female members of the PKK surrendered to gendarmery forces at the Kulp Gendarmerie Command post in Diyarbakır province also on Sunday. The 2 gave themselves up after security units held talks with their families to get them to convince their daughters to leave the terrorist organization.
The PKK struggling for self-direction in Turkey’s primarily Kurdish Southeast, was based on Marxist ideology. The conflict has claimed tens of thousands of lives. The group is labeled a terrorist organization by the EU and the U.S.A., which has supplied Predator drones to help Turkey in fighting the group.