Turkey neutralizes 10 PKK militiamen in northern Syria
Date: 2020-04-03 12:44
Turkish security forces "neutralized" 10 PKK militiamen in northern Syria, the National Defense Ministry said on Friday (March 3).
"Our heroic commandos conducted a successful operation in south of Operation Peace Spring area. Ten PKK/YPG terrorists, who attempted an attack to disrupt the peace and security, were neutralized," the ministry said on Twitter.
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.
On Thursday, Turkish security forces neutralized 14 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), and Peace Spring (2019).
Based on AA