Four people have been caught in the northwestern Syrian town of Afrin, along with suicide vests and kilos of C4 explosives, Turkish police stated.
In a statement, the General Directorate of Security said that intelligence forces of the Syria Task Force in Afrin, working in coordination with police in southern Turkey’s Hatay province, caught the sleeper cell that was affiliated with the YPG, the Syrian branch of the PKK terror group.
The operation ended with the arrest of the four terrorists, including a woman, and the seizure of 13 kilograms of C4 explosives and four cellphone-controlled suicide vests.
In addition, an individual who was recording visuals of the Special Operations campus in Afrin for reconnaissance and intelligence purposes was arrested. He later admitted that the photos were shot to be sent to the terror group in exchange for payment.
Shelling and explosions in areas held by Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters over the past month have killed scores.
Afrin has been under the control of Turkey and the Syrian opposition fighters since 2018, following a Turkey-backed military operation that pushed YPG/PKK terrorists from the area.