1,028 militants ‘neutralized’ in Turkey’s Afrin operation: Turkish military

1,028 militants ‘neutralized’ in Turkey’s Afrin operation: Turkish military

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
1,028 militants ‘neutralized’ in Turkey’s Afrin operation: Turkish military

At least 1,028 People’s Protection Units (YPG) militants have been “neutralized” since the beginning of Turkey’s “Operation Olive Branch” in Syria’s Afrin, the Turkish General Staff said on Feb. 8.

Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply the militants in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.

In a statement, the military said the Turkish Armed Forces had “neutralized” 29 YPG militants in airstrikes that were carried out overnight on Feb. 7.

On Jan. 20, Turkey launched “Operation Olive Branch” to clear YPG militants from Afrin in northwestern Syria.

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