Turkey arrests 11 terrorists who killed 2 soldiers
The terrorists were involved in an attack in the district of Afrin on Jan. 23, 2018 that left a Turkish lieutenant and specialist sergeant martyred.
They had taken with them the bodies of the soldiers, which could only be found 58 days later.
Video footage aired on a channel used by the terrorists showed them placing the bodies into a vehicle.
The terrorists involved in the attack were caught in subsequent investigations.
According to the terrorists' testimonies, it was PKK/KCK-PYD/YPG operative Duzyer Kurdi -- using nom de guerre Zeynel -- who was seen carrying the bodies of the soldiers to the vehicle on the footage.
Kurdi was later caught in a counter-terrorism operation in Mamalusagi village in the Rajo region, Afrin.
The U.S.-backed SDF, a group dominated by the YPG, has been controlling some 28 percent of the Syrian territories, including the most of the 911-kilometer-long Syria-Turkey border.
Turkey deems the YPG the Syrian offshoot of the illegal PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization also by the United States and the EU.