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Syrian teens who fled Kurdish militias surrender in Turkey

Two Syrian teens who fled from the Kurdish-held areas in northern Hasakah province surrendered to security forces in Turkey’s southeastern Sanliurfa province, security sources said on Tuesday.

A young man, 15, and a young woman, 16, were lured into the terrorist group on the pretext of being taken to various cultural events, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

They got armed training and ideological indoctrination for about two months in Hasakah region, it added.

The teens later came to Turkey and surrendered to the security forces as a result of efforts by Turkey’s National Security Organization and local anti-terror police, it said. The two went into state protection after giving testimony, it added.

Ankara views the YPG as a terrorist group linked to Kurdish militants on its own soil and has mounted military operations in northern Syria to push it back from the border.

With AA

 
 

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