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Curfew lifted after a day of military operation on PKK in southeastern Lice district

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The curfew in 10 neighborhoods of the southeastern Lice district was lifted at 5 a.m. on Sunday following military operations against the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the area, the Diyarbakır Governor’s Office announced.

In a statement issued by the Diyarbakır Governor’s Office, the curfew imposed in 10 Lice neighborhoods on Saturday, June 4 at 10:30 a.m. “for the life safety of the local civilians” was removed on Sunday, June 5 at 5:00 p.m. The governor thanked the residents in the statement for abiding by the curfew.

The army operation targeted PKK members, including top-level figures, and their accomplices based in the mountain and in the forestry areas in Lice.

The PKK is designated as a “terrorist organization” by the United States (US) and the European Union (EU), as well as Turkey. The 32-year-old conflict, which has claimed more than 40,000 lives, halted in March 2013 as part of the settlement process initiated between the PKK and the Turkish government. However, the PKK ended the ceasefire in the summer of 2015.

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