Cablegate: Update On Pkk Violence (January 16-23, 2007)
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SUBJECT: Update on PKK Violence (January 16-23, 2007)
REF: ANKARA 122 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 January 16-23, 2008 reporting period, no GOT
security official was killed or injured in clashes. The total
number of security forces casualties for the year through January
23, 2008 was zero killed and 17 injured.
3. (U) During the same period, no PKK terrorist was killed.
Fourteen PKKers surrendered and one was captured. According to
official TGS website figures, through the end of the third week of
January, the number of PKK militants killed this year was zero, the
number of those captured was 21, and the number of those who
surrendered was 17.
4. (U) There were no incidents involving civilian casualties during
the reporting period. Civilian casualties for the year through the
end of the third week of January remain at seven killed, with
another 49 wounded, in the Diyarbakir explosion.