Friday, September 7, 2012

18 PKK members killed in military operations in southeast Turkey

Shows the location of the Şırnak province in T...
Shows the location of the Şırnak province in Turkey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
ANKARA, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Turkish security forces killed 18 members of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) in military operations in Beytussebap town of southeastern province of Sirnak, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported on Friday.

Turkish officials were quoted as saying that military operations have been ongoing in the region after simultaneous PKK attacks on military checkpoints in Beytussebap that killed 10 Turkish soldiers on September 2.

Sirnak governor's office said that one Turkish soldier was killed in clashes with PKK militants in the region early on Friday.

The PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union, took up arms in 1984 in an attempt to create an ethnic homeland in southeastern Turkey. Since then, over 40,000 people have been killed in conflicts involving the group.

2012-09-07 16:23:01

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