ANKARA 

Turkish security forces arrested two YPG/PKK terrorists and one Daesh/ISIS terrorist in northern Syria, the National Defense Ministry said Monday.

The ministry said on Twitter that the terrorists were conducting terror activities in the regions.

They were “arrested before they could carry out their malicious plans,” it added.

Since 2016, Turkey has launched a trio of successful anti-terrorist operations across its border in northern Syria to prevent the formation of a terror corridor against the terror groups, such as YPG/PKK and Daesh/ISIS, and enable peaceful settlement by locals: Euphrates Shield (2016), Olive Branch (2018) and Peace Spring (2019).

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and EU — has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.

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