Turkish military killed ‘342 terrorists’ since launching Syria operation: MoD

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Turkish army soldiers stand guard as Kurdish people wait in a hope to enter Cizre, a town subject to a curfew as part of a controversial operation against Kurdish rebels, on March 22, 2016 in Mardin, for Newroz celebration. Nowruz, the Farsi-language word for ‘New Year’, is an ancient Persian festival, celebrated on the first day of spring, March 21, in Central Asian republics, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iran. / AFP PHOTO / ILYAS AKENGIN

As many as 342 “terrorists” have been killed as a result of Turkey’s offensive in Syria’s north, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday.

“The operation continues successfully, as we have planned. As of now, 342 terrorists have been neutralized,” Akar said.

According to previous data provided by the Turkish Defense Ministry, the number of dead terrorists stood at 277.

Earlier this week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the beginning of a military operation in northeastern Syria.

He said the offensive is aimed at ousting Kurdish militants from the border area and setting up a safe zone where Syrian refugees could be accommodated.

Source: Sputnik

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