Since mid-July, Turkish security forces have neutralized at least 38 terrorists on Turkish soil as part of the country’s Yıldırım anti-terror operations, a government official said on Saturday.
TURKEY IS DETERMINED TO FIGHT AGAINT TERRORISM
During the group of nine Yıldırım anti-terror operations, Turkey also destroyed 63 caves and shelters belonging to terrorists, Interior Ministry spokesman İsmail Çatakli told reporters.
Turkish authorities often use the term “neutralized” to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.
Operation Yıldırım -1 Cudi, launched in the southeastern province of Şırnak on July 14, and its associated operations are meant to neutralize terrorists believed to be hiding out in eastern and southeastern Turkey.
Çataklı also said that this August, Turkey neutralized a total of 81 terrorists on Turkish soil – during Yildirim and separate operations – including several on the ministry’s wanted list.
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