Turkish army killed 1,220 PKK militants since Dec. '15 – statement

ANKARA, March 10 (KUNA) — A total of 1,220 Kurdish Worker’s Party (PKK) militants have been killed in confrontation and crackdown campaign in southeastern Turkey since early December, according to Turkish Armed Forces figures.
In a press statement, the Armed Forces said that 15 PKK members were killed in the Silvan district and 274 in the Sur district, both in the Diyarbakir province, and 666 others in the Cizre district, 120 in the Idil district, and 145 in the Silopi district, all in the Sirnak province.
It added that a total of 2,287 ditches and barricades were also removed during the operations. The number of removed ditches and barricades were 22 in Silvan, 243 in Sur, 971 in Cizre, 263 in Idil, and 788 in Silopi.
Moreover, the army has defused a total of 3,105 explosive devices which were planted in the streets, gardens, and houses of the districts by PKK members.
A total of 24 explosives in Silvan, 365 explosives in Sur, 1,425 in Cizre, 461 in Idil, and 830 in Silopi were defused during the operations.
The forces have also seized many armor-piercing weapons as well as long-barreled weapons, heavy weapons, rocket launchers and ammo, and handmade explosives and grenades.
The PKK, designated as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the EU, resumed its 30-year armed campaign against Turkey in late July 2015. (end) rs.ibi