A total of 1,595 militants have been "neutralized" since the beginning of Operation Olive Branch in Syria's northwestern Afrin region, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement on Feb. 17.
Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply the militants in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.
Also, total of 674 "terrorist targets" have been destroyed in air strikes since the start of the operation, the military said.
On Jan. 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to clear People's Protection Units (YPG) militants from Afrin.
According to the Turkish General Staff, the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkey's borders and the region as well as protect Syrians from oppression and cruelty.
Source: Hurriyet Daily News