|Part of the Kurdish–Turkish conflict and Iraqi Kurdish Civil War|
|Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)||
23x15px Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)
|Commanders and leaders|
|23x15px Ali Haydar Kaytan|
|Casualties and losses|
31 killed, 91 wounded
865 killed, 37 captured
Operation Dawn (Turkish language: Şafak Harekâtı) was a cross-border operation by the Turkish Armed Forces into northern Iraq between 25 September and 15 October 1997 against the Kurdistan Workers' Party.
Casualties[edit | edit source]
Turkey announced fatalities at a total of 31 personnel made out of 3 commissioned officers, 24 soldiers and 4 village guards. Turkey announced the injured at a total of 91 personnel made out of 5 commissioned officers 7 noncommissioned officers, 77 soldiers, and 2 village guards. Turkey announced the total number of militants neutralized at a total of 902 with 865 being killed and 37 being captured live or injured. Clashes between the PKK and KDP resulted in 'considerable losses' for the KDP.
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