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10 terrorists from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) were neutralized by Turkish forces in northern Syria

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Turkey’s Ministry of National Defense announced that 10 terrorists from the Syrian wing of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the People’s Protection Units (YPG), were “neutralised” in two strikes in northern Syria.

The ministry said in a statement that two terrorists were targeted in the area of ​​Operation Olive Branch. It also indicated that eight terrorists from the People’s Protection Units/PKK were neutralized in the Euphrates Shield area.

Turkish authorities use the term “neutralised” to imply that the terrorists in question surrendered, were killed or captured. PKK/YPG terrorists are hiding out near the Turkish border in northern Syria, from where they plan or launch attacks on the local population and nearby settlements in Turkey.

Since 2016, Ankara has launched three successful counterterrorism operations across its borders in northern Syria to prevent the formation of a terrorist corridor and enable the peaceful settlement of the population: Euphrates Shield (2016), Olive Branch (2018) and Peace Spring. (2019).

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