Türkiye neutralizes 5 YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria

Türkiye neutralized five YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria, the National Defense Ministry said on Sunday.

The terrorists were preparing to attack areas of Türkiyes anti-terror operations, Peace Spring and Olive Branch, the ministry said on Twitter.

Since 2016, Ankara has launched a trio of successful anti-terror operations across its border in northern Syria to prevent the formation of a terror corridor and enable the peaceful settlement of residents: Euphrates Shield (2016), Olive Branch (2018), and Peace Spring (2019).

In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Türkiye, the PKK listed as a terrorist organization by Türkiye, the US, UK and EU has been responsible for the deaths of over 40,000 people, including women, children and infants. The YPG is the PKK terror group's Syrian offshoot./aa