At least 78 PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and ISIL terrorists have been killed in the last 24 hours in the latest Turkish operations in Syria.
In a statement, Turkish Armed Forces confirmed that they destroyed 18 more terrorist targets in overnight airstrikes in the ongoing Operation Olive Branch.
A total of 790 terrorists have been “neutralized” since the beginning of the operation on Jan. 20, the military added.
Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.
Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch along with the Free Syrian Army (FSA) to clear PYD/PKK and ISIL terrorists from Afrin, northwestern Syria.
Afrin has been a major hideout for the PYD/PKK since July 2012, when the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria left the city to the terror group without a fight.