ANKARA

Turkish security forces on Monday arrested five YPG/PKK terrorists during simultaneous operations in northern Syria, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said.

The terrorists were plotting terror attack while hiding in houses in Tal Abyad, a Syrian district falls within the area of Turkey’s anti-terror Operation Peace Spring, the ministry said in a statement.

During the raid, weapons and ammunitions were also seized, it added.

Since 2016, Turkey has launched a trio of successful anti-terrorist operations across its border into northern Syria to prevent the formation of a terror corridor: Operations Euphrates Shield (2016), Olive Branch (2018), and Peace Spring

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