Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) announced on Saturday that new specially trained troops including commandos were sent to the Semdinli district of Turkey’s southeastern Hakkari province in order to fight against terror attacks committed by PKK terrorists and their youth wing Patriotic Revolutionist Youth Movement (YDG-H).
The troops were placed on strategic positions and put on standby to launch operations swiftly, TAF stated.
The militants exploded mines during the passing of military vehicles in Semdinli on Saturday.
No casualties were reported but the armoured vehicle was damaged, according to Anadolu Agency.
Meanwhile, Specialist Corporal Mustafa Ozata, who died on Friday after he was seriously injured by PKK terrorists in Hakkari's Yuksekova district was buried in his hometown in the central Konya province on Saturday.
His mother Cennet Ozata said at his son’s funeral that “They [the militants] cut me to the bone. But I will not cry. They [the doctors] said to me ‘We will cure him,’ but they couldn’t. What do I do?”
The PKK, which is recognised as a terrorist organisation by Turkey as well as the US and the EU, increased attacks and killed more than 60 security officers and almost 20 civilians since its umbrella organisation Group of Communities (KCK) announced on July 11 that the truce against Turkey is over.
At least 814 PKK terrorists have been killed in security operations carried out by the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) since July 22, Anadolu Agency reported on Monday.