Turkish security forces “neutralized” seven terrorists in eastern and southeastern Turkey, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday, according to Anadolu Agency.

Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.

In an air-supported operation, two terrorists were neutralized by the provincial gendarmerie command in the Hani area in the southeastern Diyarbakir province, the statement added.

Also, in Hakkari’s Semdinli district, four terrorists were killed in an operation carried out by the provincial gendarmerie command and the provincial security directorate.

Separately, in an operation by the provincial gendarmerie command, one terrorist was neutralized in a rural area of the eastern Tunceli province.