Top PKK terrorist leader killed by Syrian opposition group

Senior PKK terrorist group leader Fehman Huseyin was killed in Syria by Syrian opposition group, Tel Hamis.

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Senior PKK terrorist group leader Fehman Huseyin, who was also known as Bahoz Erdal

A senior PKK terrorist group leader Fehman Huseyin, who was also known as Bahoz Erdal, has been killed, Anadolu Agency (AA) reported on Saturday.

Spokesman for the Syrian opposition brigade, Tel Hamis, told AA that Huseyin was killed in a bomb attack on a car in which he was travelling in.

Halid el Hasekavi said that vehicle Huseyin was travelling in was blown up at 17:30 GMT Friday, while he was heading towards northeastern Al Qamishli city from Hime town in Syria.

The spokesman said after a long pursuit at least eight people in the car, including Huseyin and his bodyguard were all killed.

He called the PKK terror organisation an "occupant on Syrian soil."

PKK abandoned the 2-year-long peace talks with the Turkish government in July 2015 and resumed its 30-year armed campaign.

It is listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, US and the EU.

Since the conflict reignited, more than 500 security personnel, including troops, police officers and village guards have died.

According to a statement released to the media by the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) more than 7,000 PKK terrorists have been killed in operations in Turkey and northern Iraq.

Who Is Fehman Huseyin?

Nicknamed the 'Doctor,' Huseyin was born in 1969 in Syria and studied medicine at university in Damascus.

After PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan's capture in 1999, he assumed the leadership role of the terrorist organisation with Murat Karayilan and Cemil Bayik and was among the top wanted terrorists in Turkey's most wanted list.

He led and had control over the PKK's armed branch HPG and is known to be the mastermind behind the bloody attacks against the Daglica and Aktutun military outposts.

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