Security sources said on Tuesday that Turkish forces “neutralized” a so-called senior member of the YPG/PKK terror group in northeastern Syria.
Sources who requested anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media stated that Muhsin Yagan, who authorities say planned and implemented numerous terrorist acts against security forces on the border, was neutralized in an operation by Türkiye’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) in the Qamishli region.
Yagan was the PKK/YPG terror group’s so-called administrator in Qamishli under the codename Dijvar Silopi.
Upon engaging in terrorist activities in the Sirnak countryside after joining the PKK in the 1990s, he also operated in Iraq and Iran.
Murat Karayilan, one of the ringleaders of the PKK, ordered Yagan to Qamishli in 2020, thus becoming the terror group’s so-called administrator there.
The PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Türkiye, the US, UK, and the EU, has been responsible for the deaths of more than 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.