Turkish security forces detained 58 PKK terrorists while they attempted to escape by blending with civilians at checkpoints in southeast Turkey’s Sirnak province Thursday, Turkish military said Friday.
According to the Turkish General Staff, several terrorists were trying to flee the area by disguising themselves in women’s clothes, including skirts and scarves.
The statement noted that ongoing operations have killed 95 terrorists in Sirnak’s Silopi district, 221 in Cizre district of the same province, and 68 others in southeastern Diyarbakir province's Sur district since Dec. 15.
Last month, the Turkish president said more than 3,100 PKK terrorists had been killed in Turkey and northern Iraq. Around 300 soldiers, police and civilians have lost their lives since the conflict reignited in late July, according to officials.