The Turkish military neutralized two YPG/PKK terrorists in air-backed operations in northern Iraq, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said on Friday.

The ministry said in a tweet that the terrorists neutralized in the Zap region had been plotting an attack.

It added that Turkey’s anti-terrorist operations will continue without letup.

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

More than 400 YPG/PKK terrorists were “neutralized” in northern Iraq over the past four months, according to the ministry.

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