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Turkey neutralizes 2 YPG/PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

National Defense Ministry vows to continue anti-terror operations against terrorist PKK

Merve Aydogan   | 05.04.2021
Turkey neutralizes 2 YPG/PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

ANKARA

Two PKK terrorists were neutralized by Turkish security forces in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday.

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

The terrorists were traced and neutralized by Turkish commandos in the Zap region, the ministry said on Twitter.

Turkey’s anti-terror operations continue without any letup, the ministry said.

PKK terrorists often hide out in northern Iraq, across Turkey's border, to plan attacks in Turkey.

In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the European Union – 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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