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Cablegate: Update On Pkk Violence (January 8-15, 2007)

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SUBJECT: Update on PKK Violence (January 8-15, 2007)

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(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 January 8-15, 2007 reporting period, no GOT
security official was killed or injured in clashes. The total
number of security forces casualties for the year through January
15, 2008 was zero killed and 17 injured.

3. (U) During the same period, no PKK terrorist was killed. Three
PKKers surrendered and fourteen were captured. According to
official TGS website figures, through the end of the second week of
January, the number of PKK militants killed this year was zero, the
number of those captured was seventeen, and the number of those who
surrendered was four.

4. (U) One of the civilians wounded in the January 3, 2008
Diyarbakir car bombing succumbed to his injuries during the
reporting period. Civilian casualties for the year through the end
of the second week of January are now seven killed, 49 wounded.

WILSON

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