Turkish• security forces continue to target YPG/PKK terrorists through counterterrorism operations that are being conducted both domestically and in cross-border operations.
At least six YPG/PKK terrorists were killed by Turkish security forces in northern Syria, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said on Monday..
“Our heroic commandos carried out yet another successful operation in the (Operation) Peace Spring region. Six PKK/YPG terrorists who attempted to attack to disrupt peace and security were neutralized,” the ministry said on Twitter.
Video footage of the operation was also shared on Twitter.
Turkey on Oct. 9 launched Operation Peace Spring to eliminate YPG terrorists from the area east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria. The operation aims to secure Turkey’s borders, aid in the safe return of Syrian refugees and ensure Syria’s territorial integrity. The operation has cleared terrorists from more than 4,300 square kilometers (1,660 square miles) in northern Syria, according to Foreign Ministry figures.
Separately, two Syrian nationals terrorists were arrested by local gendarmerie forces in the southeastern province of Mardin while attempting to illegally cross into Turkey, according to a national security source.
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