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Turkish forces have neutralized nine Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) fighters in northern Iraq, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense said today, quoted by Turkish media.

Nine Kurdish fighters were neutralized during the special operation "Paw-Key", the statement said.

The Turkish military has launched a new large-scale operation, Lapa Klyuch, against Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq on April 18th.

The offensive is part of Turkey's ongoing campaign in Iraq and Syria against members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). 

The Turkish army has neutralized 11 Kurdish fighters in northern Syria

The Kurdish Workers' Party, which has been waging an armed struggle against the Turkish state since 1984, is seen as a terrorist organization by Ankara, the EU and the United States.

The group has bases in northern Iraq and its associated fighters are active in northern Syria, reminds BTA.



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