Turkish security forces have “neutralized” 10 PKK/YPG terrorists in northern Syria, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.
The ministry said that a counter-terrorism operation was conducted in Tal Rifat region following a terror attack carried out by PKK/YPG in Syria’s Afrin on June 9, in which a Turkish troop was martyred.
Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union — has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women and children. The YPG is the group’s Syrian branch.