Turkey ‘neutralizes’ 12 YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria

Turkey ‘neutralizes’ 12 YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria

Terrorists opened harassing fire targeting Turkey’s anti-terror operation areas, says National Defense Ministry

News Service AA

Turkish forces “neutralized” 12 YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria, the National Defense Ministry said on Sunday.

The terrorists were "neutralized" after they opened harassing fire targeting the Operation Olive Branch and Euphrates Shield zones, 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 European Union – has been responsible for the deaths of over 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.


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