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Turkish forces 'neutralize' 4 more PKK terrorists in northern Syria

According to a statement from the National Defense Ministry, Turkish security forces eliminated four PKK/YPG terrorists in northern Syria on Sunday. The ministry reported that these individuals were planning an attack within the Operation Olive Branch zone.

Published November 19,2023

Turkish security forces "neutralized" four PKK/YPG terrorists in northern Syria, the National Defense Ministry said on Sunday.

The targeted terrorists were preparing for an attack in the Operation Olive Branch zone, the ministry said in a statement.

Turkish authorities use the term "neutralize" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

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

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).