ANKARA (AA) – Turkish security forces claim to have “neutralized” another 20 YPG fighters in northern Syria.
The Kurdish nationalist fighters were targeted in Türkiye’s anti-militancy operations Olive Branch and Euphrates Shield zones, according to the Turkish National Defense Ministry.
Turkish authorities use the term “neutralize” to imply the targeted militants in question surrendered, were killed, or captured.
Since 2016, Ankara has launched a trio of military operations across its border in northern Syria against the YPG: Euphrates Shield (2016), Olive Branch (2018), and Peace Spring (2019).
The YPG is PKK’s Syrian offshoot.