A complete of 9 YPG/PKK terrorists had been “neutralized” by Turkish safety forces in northern Syria, the Nationwide Protection Ministry introduced on Sunday.
Turkish authorities typically use the phrase “neutralized” in statements to suggest terrorists in query surrendered or had been killed or captured.
The “heroic commandoes” neutralized two terrorists who opened hearth on the Euphrates Defend zone, the ministry mentioned in a tweet.
“Seven YPG/PKK terrorists who tried to assault from the Tal Rifat area to disturb the peace and safety environment had been neutralized,” the ministry mentioned in a separate tweet.
The operations will proceed with out letup, it added.
In its greater than 35-year terror marketing campaign in opposition to Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist group by Turkey, the US, and the EU — has been accountable for the deaths of almost 40,000 individuals, together with ladies, youngsters, and infants. The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.
Euphrates Defend (2016) is among the three profitable anti-terror operations that Turkey has launched since 2016 throughout its border in northern Syria to forestall the formation of a terror hall and allow the peaceable settlement of residents. The opposite two are Olive Department (2018) and Peace Spring (2019).
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