The Turkish General Staff said in a statement that nine PKK militants were killed in Cizre, Sirnak province, and seven in Sur, Diyarbakir province.
A total of 627 PKK militants were “neutralized” in Cizre and Sur since early December, the statement added.
Meanwhile, a village guard in Sirnak province was killed by PKK militants in the evening of Jan. 30, Dogan News Agency reported Saturday.
Since early December last year, more than 240 members of the security forces and thousands of PKK militants have been killed in clashes across Turkey and northern Iraq.
The PKK, considered as a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union, resumed its armed campaign against the Turkish government in late July 2015. Enditem