Turkey neutralizes nine PKK militiamen in NW Syria
Date: 2020-03-31 12:57
Turkish security forces neutralized nine PKK militiamen in northwestern Syria, the National Defense Ministry said on Tuesday (March 31).
"Nine PKK/YPG terrorists, who were attempting to infiltrate the Operation Peace Spring zone, were neutralized in successful operation of our heroic commandos," the ministry announced in a tweet.
Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralize" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.
The ministry added that the security operations will continue without letup.
During the last two weeks, the Turkish army neutralized almost 40 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), and Peace Spring (2019).
Based on AA