The Turkish army “neutralized” two YPG/PKK terrorists attempting to infiltrate into northern Syrian territories, the National Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

“Our heroic commandos neutralized two separatist YPG/PKK terrorists trying to infiltrate into the area of the Operation Euphrates Shield region,” the ministry said on Twitter.

The ministry further affirmed its determination to “continue operations to sustain the peace and security in the region.”

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

Since 2016, Turkey has launched a trio of successful operations across its border into northern Syria

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