The Ministry of National Defense reported that the number of terrorists neutralized in the Claw-Lightning and Claw-Lightning operations rose to 111.
The Ministry of National Defense reported on its official Twitter account on May 15, 2021 that the snipers who participated in the Claw-Şimşek operation neutralized a terrorist. Snipers neutralized the PKK terrorist, who was preparing to attack in the Metina region in northern Iraq, in his hiding position. Thus, 111 terrorists were neutralized.
In his post on the official Twitter account of the Ministry of National Defense; “We continue to drain terrorism at its source. Our snipers, who participated in the Claw-Şimşek operation in the Metina region in the north of Iraq, neutralized a PKK terrorist who was preparing to attack in the position where he was hiding. Thus, 111 terrorists were neutralized. " made statements.
A 2-room cave with 14 entrances, belonging to the terrorist organization PKK, was detected.
According to the statement published by the Ministry of National Defense on May 14, 2021, a 2-room cave with 14 entrances belonging to the terrorist organization PKK was detected within the scope of the Claçe-Yıldırım and Claçe-Şimşek Operations. In the search and screening activities carried out in the region; A cave with 2 entrances (1 entrance was shot by plane, the other entrance was trapped with alpha-fire), approximately 30 meters long corridor and 14 rooms connected to this corridor, a toilet and a bathroom were identified. A large number of ammunition and living materials were found during the search made in the cave. The detected materials were destroyed by METI Teams.
Among the detected materials; 2 sacks of IYP remote control system (alpha-fire, radio, etc.), 3 sacks of IYP compression assembly, 30 IED charges placed in the container, 1 Strela-2 air defense missile trigger device, 2 anti-tank mines, 450 pieces 7.62 mm PKMS machine gun ammunition, 3.200 AK-47 infantry rifle ammunition, 9 grenades, 4 RPG-7 anti-tank ammunition, 2 RPG-7 anti-personnel ammunition, 13 60 mm mortar ammunition, 6 81 mm mortar ammunition and 8 pieces of 120 mm mortar ammunition.
In addition, among the materials destroyed by METI Teams, 1 M-16 magazine and stock, 27 AK-47 infantry rifle magazine, 1 RPG-7 binocular, 4 gas masks, 1 5 KWA generator, 6 batteries, There are 11 petrol gels, 2 televisions, 7 umbrellas and many living supplies.