Turkish army 'neutralized' over 484 terrorists in Afrin

Turkish army 'neutralized' over 484 terrorists in Afrin

A total of 484 PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists have been "neutralized" since the beginning of Operation Olive Branch in Syria’s northwestern Afrin region, the Turkish military said on Sunday, Anadolu agency reports.

The military generally uses the term "neutralize" to signify that the targets were killed.

According to a statement issued by the Turkish General Staff, the army “neutralized” 37 PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists so far on Sunday.

The statement said seven Turkish jets safely returned to their bases after destroying some targets -- used as weapon pits, shelters, and ammunition depots by the PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorist groups.

Operation Olive Branch is "successfully continuing as planned," it added. The military said it is taking the utmost care to avoid harming any civilians during the operation.

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