7 YPG/PKK terrorists have been neutralized by Turkish safety forces in northern Syria, the Defense Ministry mentioned Sunday.
“Our heroic command efficiently neutralized 2 PKK/YPG terrorists opening harassing hearth on the Euphrates Shield zone and 5 PKK/YPG terrorists, who have been making an attempt to infiltrate the Operation Peace Spring zone,” the ministry mentioned in its assertion.
The protection ministry launched a separate assertion Saturday, saying 24 YPG/PKK terrorists have been neutralized by the Turkish forces.
Turkish authorities usually use the phrase “neutralize” to indicate the terrorists in query surrendered or have been killed or captured.
Since 2016, Turkey has launched a trio of profitable anti-terrorist operations throughout its border in northern Syria to forestall the formation of a terror hall and allow peaceable settlement by locals — Euphrates Shield in 2016, Olive Branch in 2018, Peace Spring in 2019 and Spring Shield in 2020.
Meanwhile, the Interior Ministry mentioned Saturday that 89 terrorists have been neutralized in home anti-terror operations in March.
In its greater than 30-year terror marketing campaign in opposition to Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist group by Turkey, the U.S. and EU — has been chargeable for the deaths of 40,000 folks, together with ladies, kids, and infants. The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.