Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Turkish military attacks PKK

Turkish warplanes shot at Kurdish PKK rebels on Tuesday, Reuters reported Wednesday. The rebels were attempting to cross the Iraq-Turkey border.

In the Zagros Mountains of the Avasin-Basyan region, PKK members were “neutralized” – generally meaning killed – by the Turkish military, the article states. According to Ankara, PKK rebels use the mountains as a base for attacks against Turkey.

A spokesman for the PKK said that although Turkish forces bombed the mountains for over an hour, there were no PKK causalities.

Tensions between the PKK and the Turkish military remain after Turkey’s eight-day
incursion into Iraq February. The PKK, deemed a terrorist organization by the United
States, Turkey, and the European Union, has typically been targeted by Turkey in
springtime attacks.

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