By Ali Murat Alhas
ANKARA (AA) - Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) struck YPG/PKK terrorists who plan to target civilian settlements in Turkey's southern borders, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday.
The ministry said on Twitter the "baby killer" YPG/PKK terrorists were replenishing ammunition to target civilian settlements in Turkey before the country's armed drones stepped into action.
In a video footage shared by the ministry, a van stands next to a tunnel used by terrorists to load ammunition which would later target civilians. Then, armed drones hit the van with pinpoint accuracy.
YPG/PKK terror group, since Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring, has frequently targeted civilian settlements in the country's southern borders.
The terror group has fired hundreds of mortar shots at Turkish provinces neighboring Syria and 18 civilians have so far been killed by terrorists’ indiscriminate attacks. Scores of civilians including infants have been injured in those attacks.
Turkey on Oct. 9 launched Operation Peace Spring to eliminate terrorists from northern Syria in order to secure Turkey’s borders, aid in the safe return of Syrian refugees, and ensure Syria’s territorial integrity.
Ankara wants to clear northern Syria east of the Euphrates River of the terrorist PKK and its Syrian offshoot, the PYD/YPG.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the European Union -- has been responsible for deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.