ANKARA: Turkeys operation against Kurdish rebels underway in Eastern and Northern areas of Syria as the authorities have claimed that at least 342 rebels have been killed in the process.

Turkeys military is conducting land and air operations against Kurdish rebels.

Turkish defence ministry have claimed that at least 342 rebels have been killed in the process while a soldier was also killed and three others sustained injuries in the operation.

On the other hand, the Turkish forces have claimed that they have vacated as much as 11 villages that were under the control of Kurdish rebels.

However, the Turkish defence minister has informed that the operation Peace Spring is underway successfully and as much as 300 fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have surrendered so far.