Turkish intelligence neutralizes so-called head of PKK/KCK terror group in Iraq's Kirkuk

Turkish intelligence neutralizes so-called head of PKK/KCK terror group in Iraq
# 14 November 2023 12:29 (UTC +04:00)

Turkish intelligence forces neutralized so-called head of the PKK/KCK terror group in Iraq's northern Kirkuk province, security sources said on Tuesday, APA reports.

Remzi Avci, who was on Türkiye's most-wanted list, joined the terror organization in 1992, said the sources who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Codenamed Ciya Amed, Avci was involved in terrorist activities in Syria's Afrin and Iraq's Sinjar and Gara regions, according to the sources, who added that he also had an organizing role in the terror group's actions in 2016 in Türkiye's southeastern Diyarbakir province.

He was in the red category of Türkiye's wanted terrorists' list. The wanted list is divided into five color-coded categories, with red as the most wanted, followed by blue, green, orange, and gray.

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