Press TV have reported that at least five members of the Turkish army forces have been killed in two separate attacks carried out by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the country’s volatile southeast.

According to a statement released on the Turkish Armed Forces’ (TSK) website, three members of the security forces were killed and two others were seriously wounded on Monday in an armed attack by PKK militants in the Sur district of Diyarbakir, situated 676 kilometers (420 miles) east of Ankara.

The two injured soldiers are still receiving treatment, reports said.

The statement also added that two other Turkish soldiers lost their lives in a separate attack in Sur on the same day.

This as three Turkish security officers, including a soldier and two police officers, were killed on January 31 in clashes with the PKK in the violence-hit Cizre district of the southeastern province of Sirnak.

Since late July 2015, Turkey’s southeastern regions have witnessed a spike in violence amid heavy confrontations between army forces and the PKK, an outlawed group that have been fighting for an autonomous Kurdish region inside Turkey since 1980s.

On July 20 last yerar, a bomb attack in the southern Kurdish-majority town of Suruc claimed more than 30 lives. The Turkish government blamed it on the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group. After the bombing, the PKK, accusing the government of supporting Daesh, engaged in a series of supposed reprisal attacks against Turkish police and security forces, in turn prompting the Turkish military operations.

Ankara’s military has also been involved in an offensive against positions of the Kurdish group in neighboring Iraq.

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#Sur #Silopi #Cizre
#Sur #Silopi #Cizre
2016-02-02 02:44

great news thank you

Omar McBrian
Omar McBrian
2016-02-02 03:36

I do not like Erdogan’s criminal regime in Turkey but I hate the killings and carnage from either side. Time to talk peace and put an end to all forms of violence. Enough sufferings already!!!

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3AM
2016-02-02 07:51
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Wishful thinking.

Santiago Jose Katzenstein
Santiago Jose Katzenstein
2016-02-02 05:19

Blowback, at least they engage combatants and not civilians.

Furrukh Rao
Furrukh Rao
2016-02-02 07:12

🙁

Nicklas Ali
Nicklas Ali
2016-02-02 10:36

????✌️????????????????

Jimmy
Jimmy
2016-02-02 13:00

lets add two zero’s at the end of that number