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Turkey neutralizes 6 YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria

Terrorists were plotting attack on Operation Peace Spring zone, says National Defense Ministry

Gozde Bayar   | 27.07.2021
Turkey neutralizes 6 YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria

ANKARA

Turkish security forces neutralized six YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria, the National Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

The terrorists were neutralized by ground fire support vehicles while they were planning to attack the Operation Peace Spring zone, the ministry said on Twitter.

Turkish authorities use the term “neutralize” to imply that the terrorists in question surrendered, were killed, or captured.

Since 2016, Turkey has launched a trio of successful anti-terror operations across its border in northern Syria to prevent the formation of a terror corridor and enable the peaceful settlement of residents: Euphrates Shield (2016), Olive Branch (2018), and Peace Spring (2019).

In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and the EU – has been responsible for the deaths of at least 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.

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