TAF: 3,055 terrorists 'neutralized' in Afrin operation
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TAF: 3,055 terrorists 'neutralized' in Afrin operation

On Jan. 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to clear YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin, northwestern Syria

News Service AA

A total of 3,055 terrorists have been "neutralized" so far since the start of Operation Olive Branch in Syria's northwestern Afrin region, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement on Thursday.

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

The military also added that air-and-land operations were continuing.

On Jan. 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to clear YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin, northwestern Syria.

TAF, FSA destroy PKK/PYD terrorists’ arsenal in Jandaris
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TAF, FSA destroy PKK/PYD terrorists’ arsenal in Jandaris

The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters destroyed a munitions depot that belonged to terrorists from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)'s Syrian offshoot, the PYD, in the Afrin town of Jandaris, as Turkey's Operation Olive Branch in Syria's northwestern region enters its 48th day.

According to the Turkish General Staff, the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkey’s borders and the region as well as to protect Syrians from oppression and cruelty of terrorists.

The operation is being carried out under the framework of Turkey's rights based on international law, UN Security Council resolutions, its self-defense rights under the UN charter, and respect for Syria's territorial integrity, it said.

The military further said only terror targets are being destroyed and that "utmost care" is being taken to avoid harming civilians.

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