The Government of Turkey has announced on Monday the “neutralization” of fourteen alleged members of the Kurdish-Syrian militia Popular Protection Units (YPG) in the framework of the operations launched last week in the north of the Arab country.
The Turkish Ministry of Defense has indicated in a message on its Twitter social network account that the suspects “prepared an attack in the ‘Spring of Peace’ and ‘Olive Branch’ regions”, referring to the areas in which it operates. the Turkish Army after previous offensives against the YPG.
Thus, he stressed that “the operations against the terrorists of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the YPG, whose mission is to shed blood in northern Syria and disrupt the peace and security of the local population, continue.”
Turkey launched on November 21 Operation ‘Sword Claw’, a bombing campaign against Kurdish groups after the November 13 bomb attack in the Turkish city of Istanbul, which left six dead and more than 80 injured.
The Turkish government has accused the PKK of the attack and has said that the main suspect had received orders from the YPG -main member of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)-, although both the PKK and the SDF have disassociated themselves from the attack. and have conveyed their condolences to the victims.