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Turkish police foil YPG/PKK terrorist attack in Syria

Turkish police prevented another terrorist attack in Azaz, Syria, near Turkish border, says Security Directorate

Aykut Karadag   | 07.04.2021
Turkish police foil YPG/PKK terrorist attack in Syria

ANKARA

Turkish police prevented an attack by the terrorist YPG/PKK in northwestern Syria, an official statement said on Wednesday.

"Our police prevented another [terrorist] action in Azaz, Syria," the Security Directorate said on Twitter.

Three kilograms (6.61 pounds) of plastic explosives, two igniter capsules, three key systems, and a roadside bomb mechanism were also seized, said the directorate.

Turkish security forces are present in northwestern Syria, just south of the Turkish border, as part of a multi-year effort to drive out terrorist elements to ensure both the safety of locals and security for the larger region.

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 group’s Syrian branch.

*Writing by Seda Sevencan in Istanbul

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