Turkish forces neutralized six YPG/PKK terrorists who were attempting to infiltrate terror-free zones in northern Syria, the country’s Defense Ministry said Friday.

The commando units neutralized three terrorists in Operation Olive Branch zone, two terrorists in the Peace Spring zone and one terrorist in Euphrates Shield zone, the ministry said in a tweet.

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

In 2016-2019, Turkey launched a trio of successful anti-terrorist operations across its border in northern Syria to prevent the formation of a terror corridor and enable peaceful

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