Turkey neutralizes 24 PKK militiamen in Syria

Orient Net 2020-04-04 07:30:00

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Turkish security forces neutralized 24 PKK militiamen in northern Syria, the National Defense Ministry said on Saturday (April 4).

"24 PKK/YPG terrorists, who were attempting to infiltrate the Operation Peace Spring zone were successfully neutralized by our heroic command," the ministry said on Twitter.

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

On Thursday and Friday, Turkish security forces neutralized 24 PKK militiamen in northwestern Syria.

In March, the Turkish army neutralized almost 50 PKK militiamen in northern Syria.

Since 2016, Turkey has launched a trio of successful anti-terrorist operations across its border in northern Syria to prevent the formation of a terror corridor and enable peaceful settlement by locals: Euphrates Shield (2016), Olive Branch (2018), Peace Spring (2019) and Spring Shield (2020).

Based on AA