Turkey 'neutralises' over 1400 terrorists in Syria

ANI | Updated: Feb 13, 2018 14:05 IST

Ankara [Turkey], Feb 13 (ANI): Turkey neutralised at least 1,439 terrorists belonging to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PYD/PKK) and Islamic State (IS) group in an operation in Syria's Afrin region, the Turkish military said in a statement on Tuesday.

In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said Turkish Armed Forces' neutralised around 70 terrorists in Monday's airstrikes, the Anadolu news agency reported.

The word "neutralised" may refer to that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.

The operation 'Olive Branch' was launched on January 20 to clear PYD/PKK and IS terrorists from Afrin in northwestern Syria.

The main aim of the Turkish forces is to establish security and stability along Turkey's borders. (ANI)