Over 1,350 terrorists neutralized in Afrin operation

February 12, 2018

On Monday 12 February, the Turkish Armed Forces announced that a total of 1,369 PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and Daesh terrorists have been “neutralized” since the launch of Operation Olive Branch in Syria’s Afrin region.
A photo taken from Turkey’s Hatay province shows military vehicles being transported to border units as Turkish Armed Forces hit PYD/PKK terror group targets within Operation Olive Branch launched in Syria’s Afrin, on February 11, 2018. Anadolu Agency

On Monday 12 February, the Turkish Armed Forces announced that a total of 1,369 PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and Daesh terrorists have been “neutralized” since the launch of Operation Olive Branch in Syria’s Afrin region.

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

In a published statement, the Turkish General Staff said that the airstrikes conducted by the Turkish Armed Forces overnight destroyed 15 terrorist targets used for shelter as well as ammunition depots and weapon pits.

According to information gathered from the region, 103 PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and Daesh terrorists were neutralized on Sunday.

Operation Olive Branch was launched on January 20, 2018, with the aim to secure the Turkey-Syria border and to grant Syrians the right to live free of terror.

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