The Ministry of Nationwide Protection introduced on Monday that six members of the PKK terrorist group’s Syrian wing, the YPG, had been “neutralized” in Syria’s north. The ministry stated terrorists had been getting ready an assault concentrating on Türkiye. “Neutralized” refers to terrorists captured lifeless or alive in operations.
The counterterrorism operation passed off within the space cleared by Operation Euphrates Defend. Türkiye launched the operation in 2016 to get rid of the Daesh terrorist group, which threatened Turkish borders and past. Syria’s Jarablus and al-Bab had been among the many cities liberated from the terrorist group with the joint operation of the Turkish military and Syrian opposition.
The YPG has been backed by Washington and is its fundamental companion in Syria to drive Daesh overseas’s north and east during the last 4 years. Regardless of Ankara’s documentation of the truth that the YPG and PKK are, really, the identical terrorist group, constant U.S. help for the terrorists stays a supply of great pressure between the allies.
Profiting from the facility vacuum created by the Syrian civil conflict since 2011, YPG/PKK terrorists have invaded a number of Syrian provinces, together with Deir el-Zour, with the assistance of Washington. They compelled many locals emigrate, bringing of their militants to alter the regional demographic.
Since 2016, Türkiye has carried out successive floor operations – Euphrates Defend in 2016, Olive Department in 2018 and Peace Spring in 2019 – to expel the PKK/YPG and Daesh forces from border areas of northern Syria, in addition to Iraq, and to allow the peaceable settlement of residents.