Turkey neutralizes 7 PKK militiamen in northern Syria
"Two YPG/PKK terrorists, who opened harassing fire in Operation Euphrates Shield area, and five YPG/PKK terrorists, who were attempting to infiltrate the Operation Peace Spring zone, were neutralized by our heroic command," the ministry said in a tweet.
Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralize" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.
Earlier in April, Turkish security forces neutralized almost 50 PKK militiamen in northern Syria.
Since 2016, Turkey has launched 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