Turkish security forces “neutralized” 10 YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria, the National Defense Ministry said on Friday.

“Our heroic commandos conducted a successful operation in south of Operation Peace Spring area. Ten PKK/YPG terrorists, who attempted an attack to disrupt the peace and security, were neutralized,” the ministry said on Twitter.

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

The ministry added that the security operations will continue without letup.

Since 2016, Turkey has launched a trio of successful anti-terrorist operations across its border in northern Syria to

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