Nine YPG/PKK terrorists who attempted to infiltrate into Turkish regions were neutralized in northern Syria, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry reported Monday.
The YPG/PKK terrorists’ attempts to enter Operation Euphrates Shield, Operation Peace Spring areas haven’t crowned with success, said the Turkish ministry of defence.
“Nine PKK/YPG terrorists, attempted to infiltrate into the [Operation] Peace Spring and [Operation] Euphrates Shield regions to disrupt peace and security, were neutralized by our heroic commandos,” it said on Twitter.
Since the start of the Operation Peace Spring, the Turkish authorities use the term “neutralize” to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.
Over four years, Ankara has launched a trio of successful anti-terror operations across its border in northern Syria. In the chronological order, they are Euphrates Shield (2016), Olive Branch (2018), and Peace Spring (2019). That approach allowed the Turkish militaries to prevent the formation of a terroristic corridor and to enable the peaceful settlement of the local people.
The PKK listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and the EU. In its more than 30-year terror activity against Turkey, PKK has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants. The YPG becomes PKK’s Syrian offshoot.