ANKARA

Turkish security forces neutralized seven PKK/YPG terrorists in northern Syria, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. 

The terrorists were trying to infiltrate into the area of Operation Euphrates Shield, Turkey’s anti-terror offensive in northern Syria, from the city of Manbij, the ministry said on Twitter.

It was found that the terrorists neutralized — including a senior terrorist — were from the Qandil region of northern Iraq, the statement added.

Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

PKK terrorists often use northern Iraq to plan cross-border terrorist

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