Hundreds of terrorists in Syria and northern Iraq have been neutralized as part of Turkey's cross-border counter-terrorism operations since the start of 2020, the Turkish defense minister said on May 20.
"Our fight against terror in Syria and northern Iraq continues without pause- 1,411 terrorists have been neutralized since Jan. 1," Hulusi Akar said.
Turkish security units on May 15 detained at least 38 suspects over alleged links to May 14's deadly terror attack in the eastern province of Van.
Two social workers delivering aid amid the coronavirus outbreak were killed in a terror attack on May 14.
The victims were in Özalp in the Van province when gunmen opened fire with rifles, also wounding a bystander.
At least 11 civilians were wounded in a bomb attack carried out by the YPG/PKK terror group in the northern Syrian city of al-Bab, the Turkish Defense Ministry said on May 10.
In a statement, the ministry said the terrorist group targeted an Operation Euphrates Shield area.
At least 11 innocent civilians were injured, one of them critically, in the attack, it added.
A suspected ISIL member has been arrested in Germany following a series of arson attacks on shops owned by Turkish immigrants, police announced on May 10.
Robert Kopp, police chief for the Upper Bavaria region, told a news conference that the suspect arrested late on Friday confessed that he carried out the attacks in recent weeks in the southeastern town of Waldkraiburg.