Turkey finds YPG/PKK mine storage facility in N Syria
Turkey continues minesweeping in Operation Peace Spring area, says Defense Ministry
Turkey found a mine warfare training and storage facility belonging to YPG/PKK terrorist organization during search and sweep operations in northern Syria, said the Defense Ministry on Sunday.
“Our commandos have discovered a mine warfare training and storage facility during search and sweeping operations in the south of Tal Abyad,” said the ministry in a statement.
“The incendiary devices inside the storage facility were disabled along with other weapons and ammunition,” it added.
Turkey on Oct. 9 launched Operation Peace Spring to eliminate YPG/PKK terrorists from northern Syria in order to secure Turkey’s borders, aid in the safe return of Syrian refugees, and ensure Syria’s territorial integrity.
Ankara and Washington reached a deal on Oct. 17 to pause the operation for 120 hours to allow the withdrawal of YPG/PKK terrorists from the planned safe zone.
On Oct. 22, Turkey reached an agreement with Russia to force the terrorist YPG/PKK to withdraw from a planned safe zone.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the European Union -- has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants. The YPG is the Syrian offshoot of the PKK.