2 soldiers martyred in SE Turkey
20 Mar 2017 - 12:42
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey: Two soldiers were martyred in the operations against PKK terrorists in Lice district of Turkey's southeastern province of Diyarbakir, security sources said on Sunday.
Two soldiers, who were seriously wounded during the ongoing operations, succumbed to their injuries at Selahattin Eyyubi State Hospital in Diyarbakir, according to the sources who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Six PKK terrorist were killed in the operations, added sources.
Security forces have been conducting broad operations against PKK terrorists in Diyarbakir’s Lice, Kulp, and Hani districts since March 5.
More than 1,200 people, including security force personnel and civilians, have lost their lives since the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU -- resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July 2015.