Cablegate: Update On Pkk Violence (January 24-31, 2008)
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SUBJECT: Update on PKK Violence (January 24-31, 2008)
REF: ANKARA 153 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 24-31, 2008 reporting period, no GOT
security official was killed or injured in clashes. The total
number of security force casualties for the year through January 31,
2008 was zero killed and 17 injured.
3. (U) During the same period, no PKK terrorist was killed. Fifteen
PKKers were captured. According to official TGS website figures,
through the end of the fourth week of January, the number of PKK
militants killed this year was zero, the number of those captured
was 36, 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 fourth week of January remain at seven killed, with
another 49 wounded, in the Diyarbakir explosion.