AA / Ankara
The Turkish Defense Ministry announced on Saturday that it had neutralized five armed elements of the “PKK / YPG” terrorist organization as they planned to carry out attacks in northern Syria.
In a statement, the Turkish Defense indicated that four terrorists were neutralized in the “Source of Peace” area, while the fifth element was neutralized in the “Euphrates Shield” area.
It should be noted that the Turkish forces, with the cooperation of the Syrian national army, carried out the operations of “Shield of the Euphrates”, “Olive branch” and “Source of Peace” in the north of Syria, against the terrorist organizations “Daesh” and “PKK / YPG”.
Thanks to these three operations, Turkish forces were able to rid 4,000 square kilometers of land in northern Syria of the presence of terrorist elements, and allowed thousands of Syrians to return home safely.
* Translated from Arabic by Majdi Ismail
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