The Turkish National Defense Ministry said on Sunday that Turkish forces “neutralized” four YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria.
The ministry said in a statement that the terrorists were plotting an attack in the area of Operation Peace Spring.
The term “neutralized” is used by Turkish authorities to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.
A trio of successful anti-terror operations was launched by Turkey across its border in northern Syria to prevent the formation of a terror corridor and enable the peaceful settlement of residents. These operations are Euphrates Shield (2016), Olive Branch (2018), and Peace Spring (2019).
The PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Türkiye, the US, and the EU, has been responsible for the deaths of over 40,000 people, including women, children and infants In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Türkiye.
The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.