17 Die In Clashes With Kurd Rebels




 
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17 Die In Clashes With Kurd Rebels
 
April 17th, 2007  
Team Infidel
 
 

Topic: 17 Die In Clashes With Kurd Rebels


17 Die In Clashes With Kurd Rebels
Los Angeles Times
April 17, 2007
A military offensive in Turkey's restive southeast involves 10,000 troops.
By Reuters
TUNCELI, TURKEY Sixteen Kurdish separatist guerrillas and a soldier have been killed in clashes in Turkey's restive southeast, security forces said Monday.
The fatalities occurred Sunday and Monday in separate incidents during a military offensive in the mainly Kurdish region that involved 10,000 troops against the rebels of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK.
Thirteen of the PKK militants were killed in the province of Tunceli, two in Hakkari and one in Siirt. They were the latest in a series of clashes in recent weeks.
Spring usually sees an increase in violence, as the mountain snows melt and more rebels cross into Turkish territory from hide-outs in northern Iraq.
Last week, the head of Turkey's powerful military, Gen. Yasar Buyukanit, called for an offensive against the rebels in northern Iraq, saying U.S. forces and the Baghdad government had failed to act against them despite Ankara's repeated pleas.
More than 30,000 people have been killed since the PKK launched its armed struggle for an ethnic homeland in southeast Turkey in 1984.
The U.S. and the European Union, like Turkey, classify the PKK as a terrorist organization.
April 20th, 2007  
oRTouCH
 
 
Rebel is a wrong word to explain them, I think you mean terrorists
April 20th, 2007  
phoenix80
 
 
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Originally Posted by oRTouCH
Rebel is a wrong word to explain them, I think you mean terrorists
they might be terrorists for you
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17 Die In Clashes With Kurd Rebels
April 20th, 2007  
Gator
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by phoenix80
they might be terrorists for you
They are a Terrorist Organization as per the United States Federal Government.

http://usinfo.state.gov/xarchives/di...blehs0.4900782

Quote:
The PKK, an organization designated by the U.S. State Department as a terrorist group, is fighting for an independent Kurdish state in parts of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran. As its roots are in Turkey, it has focused most of its attacks on Turkish targets. Nevertheless, it has made common cause with ethnic Kurds in other countries and currently is using Iraqi Kurdistan as a base of operations.
 


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