Turkey neutralizes 9 YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria
Terrorists were preparing to carry out attack in Operation Peace Spring zone, says National Defense Ministry
Turkish forces neutralized nine YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria, the National Defense Ministry said on Friday.
The terrorists were neutralized while they were preparing to carry out an attack in the Operation Peace Spring zone, the ministry said on Twitter.
Turkish authorities use the term “neutralize” to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or 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 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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