At least 13 members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) were killed in airstrikes on the northern Iraqi area of Hakurk last week, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement on May 14. The Turkish military has been conducting strikes on PKK camps in the area since March 10, according to Turkish sources.
The Turkish Interior Ministry also said that 24 terrorists had been neutralized in the period between May 7 and May 14. According the report, one person was killed, 14 persons were captured and 9 others surrendered to security forces. 132 people were also detained for allegedly providing support and assistance to the PKK.
On April 15, the Turkish military said that a high-profile PKK member had been killed in Turkish strikes on the Hakurk-Kani Rash area – Birdal Burhanli, better known as Agiri Mazlum Pirdogan.