The women fighters command of the Kurdistan Worker Party (PKK) have released a statement, claiming PKK female fighters killed 160 Turkish military servicemen in 2016.
According to the statement, the women fighters command of the PKK carried out 115 operations against Turkish government forces in 2016. The group also vowed to “proceed the struggle during the new year for a life of freedom and until victory is achieved”.
The PKK is designated as a terrorist organization in Turkey and several Western countries. Since 1984 the PKK has been involved in the armed struggle against the Turkish government, aiming to create an independent Kurdish state (Kurdistan) in the region. The group operates in Turkey, Iraq and Syria. PKK-linked groups also operate in Iran.