831 terrorists were neutralized in 7 months.
According to the information received from the Ministry of National Defense, the Claw-Lightning and Claw-Lightning operations launched simultaneously in April against terrorist targets in northern Iraq continue with determination.
According to the information received from the Ministry of National Defense, the Claw-Lightning and Claw-Lightning operations launched simultaneously in April against terrorist targets in northern Iraq continue with determination. The following information was conveyed in the statement made by the Ministry of National Defense:
“The commandos neutralized 831 terrorists within 7 months as part of the Claw series of operations. Mehmetçik, which rendered 1407 caves and shelters unusable, also destroyed 1812 handmade explosives prepared by terrorists to be used in various attacks. drew attention.
With the ongoing operations in Metina and Avaşin-Basyan regions, Mehmetçik enters the caves used by terrorists one by one, despite the difficult terrain conditions, and clears the area from terrorists.
As a result of the series of operations, 831 terrorists have been neutralized so far. Commandos seized 1281 weapons of various types and sizes and 316 thousand 46 ammunition used by terrorists, and rendered 1407 caves and shelters unusable. Mehmetçik also destroyed 1812 handmade explosives prepared for use in various attacks by terrorists.
-Commandos in “terrorists’ dens”
The new images shared by the Ministry regarding the Claw series of operations also drew attention.
According to the images, Mehmetçik, who continues his activities in difficult terrain conditions, enters the caves in the region, which are determined to be used by terrorists, one by one.
After taking the necessary security measures, the commandos entering the caves through very narrow tunnels control the “rooms” there one by one.
Caves containing a large number of materials, from weapons and ammunition to electronic goods, are destroyed and rendered unusable.
– Operations carried out with great precision
Every phase of the operation is planned in detail. Regions determined in the light of intelligence information obtained from many sources are examined in detail by domestic and national production unmanned aerial vehicles.
With the help of the images transferred from UAVs, the possible shelter areas of terrorists, the landing areas of helicopters in the operation to be carried out, the targets to be hit by aircraft and fire support vehicles are determined one by one.
Helicopters with commando units, supported by attack helicopters, are dispatched to the areas hit by fire support vehicles. The commandos deployed to the region advance in areas that terrorists say “inaccessible” and destroy the caves used by the terrorist organization one by one.
“We are determined to end terrorism”
Ministry sources emphasized that with the Claw series operations, terrorists entered the areas considered “inaccessible” one by one.
Sources stated that shelters, bunkers, warehouses and so-called headquarters, which were used by terrorists in a wide area for years, were destroyed as part of the operations, and that the fight against the terrorist organization, which also poses a threat to Iraq and harms the stability in the region, continues in coordination and close cooperation with Iraq. .
Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar, in his statements on the fight against terrorism on weekdays, said, “We are determined to end the terror that has consumed our country’s energy for 40 years, and to save our people from the scourge of terrorism. The traitors on the mountain and in the cave have understood this, and their patrons must and will.”
Hibya News Agency