One soldier martyred in southeastern Turkey

  • 01:20 04 July 2019

One soldier martyred in southeastern Turkey

A Turkish soldier was martyred and another injured during an anti-terrorism operation in the southeastern Siirt province, according to security sources on Wednesday, ONA reports quoting Anadaolu Agency. 

Gendarmerie forces launched air-backed operation in the Eruh district of the province, said the sources, speaking on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Two soldiers, who were injured during the operation against PKK terrorists, were taken to hospitals in Siirt province.

One soldier succumbed to his wounds at hospital and was martyred.

The counter-terrorism operation is ongoing in the region.

The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has waged a terror campaign against Turkey for more than 30 years, resulting in the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women and children.