The Turkish army “neutralized” three YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria, the National Defense Ministry said on Thursday.

“Our heroic commandos neutralized three YPG/PKK terrorists attempting to infiltrate into the area of the [Operation] Peace Spring 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 to prevent the formation of

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