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Cablegate: Update On Pkk Violence (August 8-15, 2009)

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TAGS: PTER PREL PGOV TU IZ
SUBJECT: UPDATE ON PKK VIOLENCE (AUGUST 8-15, 2009)

REF: ANKARA 1127 AND PREVIOUS

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 week of August 8-15, 2009, one security
official was killed and one was injured due to a PKK IED in
the Sirnak province no August 11. The total number of
security force casualties for the year through August 15 was
37 killed and 70 injured.

3. (U) During the same period, one PKKer was captured in the
Sirnak province on August 8, and four PKKers surrendered in
the Sirnak province on August 8 and 10. According to
official TGS website figures, through the second week of
August the number of PKK militants killed and injured this
year was 36, the number of those captured was 40, and the
number of those who surrendered was 78.

4. (U) During the reporting period no civilian was killed or
injured. The total number of civilian casualties for the
year though the end of the second week of August was 10
killed and 22 wounded.

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