The Turkish army "neutralized" three PKK-linked People's Protection Units (YPG) terrorists in response to harassing fire on a border post in southeastern Turkey on the Syrian frontier, according to the Turkish General Staff.
The terrorists were neutralized after the YPG terrorists commenced cross-border harassing fire on a border post in Akçakale, in the southeastern Şanlıurfa province, a statement from the military said, without giving further details.
The military generally uses the term "neutralize" to signify that the targets have been killed.
The counter-attack was carried out in line with Turkey's right to self-defense, it added.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has been responsible for the death of some 40,000 people.
The YPG is the militant Syrian branch of the terrorist PKK and the focus of Turkey's successful counter-terrorist Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, Syria, near the border with Turkey.
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