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More than 400 terrorists neutralized during Peace Spring operation

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 12

Trend:

The Turkish Armed Forces neutralized 415 members of PKK-YPG, the Syrian wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), during the Peace Spring operation in northern Syria, Trend reports on Oct. 12 referring to the Turkish media.

Reportedly, the Peace Spring operation successfully continued through the night in the east of the Euphrates. PKK-YPG terrorists were attacked both from the ground and from the air. The number of neutralized terrorists since the beginning of the operation has reached 415.

On Oct. 9, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the beginning of a new military operation in Syria.

“A new anti-terrorist operation entitled ‘Peace Spring’ is being conducted in northern Syria,” Erdogan added.

The president stressed that Turkey will completely destroy the hotbeds of terrorism in northern Syria.

On Oct. 7, Erdogan said that in anticipation of the beginning of new military operations by the Turkish Armed Forces in northern Syria, the US servicemen began to leave the region.

On Oct. 1, Erdogan noted that Turkey will have to create the safety zone in northern Syria alone.

Turkey and the US came to an agreement on the creation of a safety zone in northern Syria on August 7.

On Jan. 20, 2018, Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Free Syrian Army, launched the Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, Syria.

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