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Cablegate: Update On Pkk Violence (October 24-31, 2009)

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PTER PREL PGOV TU IZ
SUBJECT: UPDATE ON PKK VIOLENCE (OCTOBER 24-31, 2009)

REF: ANKARA 1573

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 October 24-31 period, no security official was
killed or injured. The total number of security force casualties
for the year through October 31, was 53 killed and 90 injured.

3. (U) During the same period, no PKKer was killed or captured.
According to official TGS website figures, through the fourth week
of October the number of PKK militants killed this year is 43, the
number captured is 60. One PKKer surrendered in Kahramanmaras
province on October 30 so the number of those who surrendered so far
this year reaches 108.

4. (U) During the reporting period no civilian was killed or injured
due to PKK activity. The total number of civilian casualties for
the year through the end of the fourth week of October, was 15
killed and 25 wounded.
JEFFREY

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