Turkish forces have “neutralized” 43 Kurdish militants in northern Syria in retaliation for a bombing in the town of al-Bab that killed nine people, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday.
The ministry said the militants had also opened fire on Turkish bases in al-Bab and three others in the region, prompting the retaliation.
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Turkey uses the word “neutralized” to mean killed, wounded or captured.
Turkey has launched three incursions into northern Syria against the Kurdish YPG militia, which it considers a terrorist organization.