Turkey neutralizes 2 PKK militiamen in northern Syria
Date: 2020-03-21 12:04
Turkish commandos neutralized two YPG/PKK terrorists in northwestern Syria, the National Defense Ministry said on Saturday (March 21).
"Two 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 "neutralized" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.
It added that all kinds of measures will be taken to maintain peace and stability in the region.
During the last seven days, the Turkish army neutralized 27 YPG/PKK militiamen in northern Syria.
Since 2016, Turkey has launched a trio of successful anti-terrorist operations across its border into northern Syria to prevent the formation of a terror corridor and enable peaceful settlement by locals: Euphrates Shield (2016), Olive Branch (2018), and Peace Spring (2019).