Security forces capture YPG/PKK terrorists in SE Turkey
YPG/PKK terrorist captured, one other surrendered in southeastern Turkey
Turkish gendarmerie and intelligence forces organized on Monday a joint anti-terror operation to capture a YPG/PKK terrorist in southeastern Turkey.
According to security sources, local gendarmerie and members of the country's National Intelligence Organization (MIT) arrested a member of the YPG/PKK terrorist group and another suspect in a dwelling in Mardin province.
Operations are ongoing to capture the owner of the house, sources said.
On the other hand, a YPG/PKK terrorist who escaped from the group surrendered to Turkish security forces in Silopi, Sirnak province on Monday evening.
According to security sources, the terrorist escaped from a YPG/PKK training camp in northern Iraq.
The terrorist surrendered to Turkish security forces at the Habur border gate.
YPG/PKK terrorists often use northern Iraq to plan cross-border terrorist attacks in Turkey.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants. The YPG is the PKK's Syrian offshoot.
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