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Cablegate: Update On Pkk Violence (December 1-7, 2007)

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SUBJECT: Update on PKK Violence (December 1-7, 2007)

REF: ANKARA 2875 and previous

(U) Sensitive but unclassified - please protect accordingly.

1. (SBU) This is another in a series of weekly reports on PKK
violence in Turkey. Our primary source is the Turkish General Staff
(TGS) website, which documents contacts and clashes with the PKK, as
well as casualties incurred.

2. (U) During the December 1-7, 2007 reporting period, one GOT
security official was killed but none was injured in clashes. The
total number of security force casualties for the year through
December 7, 2007 was 139 killed and 216 injured.

3. (U) During the same period, 17 PKK terrorists were killed and two
were captured. Through the end of the first week of December, the
number of PKK militants killed this year was 284, the number of
those captured was 179, and the number of those who surrendered was
77.

4. (U) Civilian casualties for the year through December 7, 2007
remain at 26 killed, with another 134 wounded.

WILSON

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