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Turkey 'neutralizes' 10 more YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria

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YPG is Syrian offshoot of PKK that is listed as terrorist organization by Turkey, US, EU

TAccording to Yeni Safak, Turkey said on Wednesday that its forces "neutralized" 10 more YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria.

The terrorists were targeted as they were plotting to attack the areas of Operation Euphrates Shield and Operation Olive Branch, the National Defense Ministry said on Twitter.

Turkish authorities use the term "neutralize" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

Since 2016, Ankara 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 the EU – 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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