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Turkey 'neutralizes' 2 YPG/PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

Counter-terror operations will continue without pause, says country’s National Defense Ministry

Merve Aydogan   | 10.04.2020
Turkey 'neutralizes' 2 YPG/PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

ANKARA 

Turkish jets neutralized two YPG/PKK terrorists as part of a counter-terrorism operation in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said Friday.

The terrorists were neutralized in an air operation in northern Iraq's Haftanin region, the ministry said on Twitter.

Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in statements to imply terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

PKK terrorists often take shelter in northern Iraq to plan cross-border terrorist attacks in Turkey.

The statement added that counter-terrorism operations in the region would continue without pause.

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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