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Operation Hawk
Part of the Kurdish–Turkish conflict
DateApril 1996
LocationDiyarbakır Province and Bingöl Province
Result Turkish victory
Turkey Turkey Flag of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).svg PKK
Commanders and leaders
Turkey Hilmi Özkök Unknown
10,000 Unknown
Casualties and losses
40 241

Operation Hawk (Turkish language: Atmaca Harekâtı) was a military operation conducted by the Turkish Armed Forces against Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) positions in Diyarbakır and Bingöl in April 1996.

The operation started on the night of 5 April 1996 in mountainous areas between Lice, Hani, Kulp and Genç. As a result, 241 PKK militas and 40 Turkish troops died and 6 PKK militas were captured alive. Troops from 7th Corps in Diyarbakır and 8th Corps in Elazığ, Turkish Air Force and units from Gendarmerie General Command and Police Special Operation Department were involved in the operation.[1][2][3][4][5]


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