Turkey 'neutralises' over 1500 terrorists in Syria

ANI | Updated: Feb 16, 2018 15:18 IST

Ankara [Turkey], Feb 16 (ANI): Turkey neutralised at least 1,551 terrorists belonging to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PYD/PKK) and Islamic State (IS) group in a military operation in Syria's Afrin region, the Turkish military said in a statement on Friday.

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)