ANKARA

The terror group YPG/PKK killed at least 45 civilians and injured 244 others since early October — when Turkey’s anti-terror operation started in northern Syria — in and outside Turkey, the country’s National Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

“Since Oct. 9, the YPG/PKK terrorists’ car bombing attacks directly targeting civilians in Operation Peace Spring area, killed 23 civilians, and injured 55 others,” the ministry said on Twitter, referring to Turkey’s latest anti-terror operation in northern Syria.

It added: “Twenty-two innocent citizens were also killed in domestic mortar/rocket attacks, while 189 others were injured.”

Read more: 289 civilians victims of YPG/PKK since October: Turkey