3,195 militants 'neutralized' in Afrin op: Turkish military

  10 March 2018    Read: 598
3,195 militants

A total of 3,195 militants have been "neutralized"since the start of Operation Olive Branch in Syria's northwestern Afrin region, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement on March 10.

Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.

On Jan. 20, the Turkish military, alongside elements of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), launched “Operation Olive Branch” to clear Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militants from Afrin.

The Turkish General Staff said the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkey’s borders and in the region.


Hurriyet Daily News

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