Turkey neutralizes 6 YPG/PKK terrorists in N Syria
The terrorists were neutralized by Turkish commandos while attempting to infiltrate the Operation Euphrates Shield region, the ministry said in a statement.
Turkish authorities use the word “neutralized” to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.
Euphrates Shield was the first of the three successful anti-terror operations that Turkey has launched across its border in northern Syria since 2016 to prevent the formation of a terror corridor and enable the peaceful settlement of residents.
The other two operations are Olive Branch (2018) and Peace Spring (2019).
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU – has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.