Turkey neutralizes 20 PKK militiamen in northern Syria
Orient Net 2020-04-25 08:37:00
Turkish security forces neutralized at least 20 PKK militiamen in northern Syria, near Turkey's southern border, the National Defense Ministry said on Saturday (April 25).
"The terror group's attempt to infiltrate the Operation Peace Spring zone with aims to disrupt the peace and secure environment was prevented by our heroic commandos. 20 YPG/PKK terrorists were neutralized in a successful operation before reaching their aims," the ministry said on Twitter.
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 75 PKK militiamen in northern Syria.
Since 2016, Turkey has launched four 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