On Wednesday, Turkish authorities said that their security forces had “neutralized” at least nine YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria.
According to the Turkish National Defense Ministry’s Twitter account, terrorists were “neutralized” after attempting to strike and infiltrate border line in eastern Mardin province.
When the Turkish government talks of “neutralizing” terrorists, they mean they murdered or caught them.
Türkiye has conducted three successful anti-terror operations in northern Syria across its border since 2016: Euphrates Shield (2016), Olive Branch (2018), and Peace Spring (2019)
The PKK, designated a terrorist group by Türkiye, the United States, and the European Union, has been responsible for the killings of over 40,000 people in Türkiye, including women and children, throughout its more than 35-year terror campaign against the country.
The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.