5 terrorists ‘neutralized’ in eastern Turkey
Operation ongoing in eastern Van province, according to Interior Ministry
Turkish security forces Saturday “neutralized” a total of five terrorists in the eastern Van province of the country.
According to an Interior Ministry statement, the armed terrorists were “neutralized” in the gendarmerie special forces’ operation conducted in rural Gevas district of the province.
Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in statements to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.
The operation is ongoing in the region, the statement added.
Later in the day, the provincial governor’s office said in a statement the operation was launched on Sept. 13 in a neighborhood of Gevas district and terrorists were neutralized on Sept. 14.
The statement read that many hand-made explosive mechanisms and the shelter used by the terrorists were destroyed in the operation.
*Writing by Ali Murat Alhas
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