Turkey neutralises 228 terrorists in northern Syria Op
Last update: 11/10/2019
ANKARA, Oct 11 -- A total of 228 terrorists have been neutralised so far since Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting the Turkish National Defence Ministry late Thursday.
“Nine more he People's Protection Units (YPG)/Democratic Union Party (PYD) terrorists neutralised in air operation within the scope of Operation Peace Spring. A total of 228 terrorists neutralised so far since Turkey started Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria," the ministry said on Twitter.
The newly launched anti-terror operation liberated 11 villages in Tal Abyad town and Ras al-Ayn city from terrorists Thursday.
The villages of al-Yabisah and Tal Fandar were the first ones cleared of terrorists as part of Operation Peace Spring, which was launched Wednesday east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria to secure its borders by eliminating terrorist elements and to ensure the safe return of Syrian refugees and Syria’s territorial integrity.
Later, the villages of Musheirifa, Dadat, Bir Ashiq and Hamidiyah in Tal Abyad and Kishto in Ras al-Ayn were also cleared of terrorists.
The villages of Lower Kishto west of Ras al-Ayn, Barzan, Al Jadedah and Gisas were also rid of terrorists.