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Cablegate: Update On Pkk Violence (November 24-30, 2009)

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PTER PREL PGOV TU IZ
SUBJECT: UPDATE ON PKK VIOLENCE (NOVEMBER 24-30, 2009)

REF: ANKARA 1746

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 November 24-30, no security official was killed or
injured. The total number of security force casualties for the year
through November 30, is 53 killed and 90 injured.

3. (U) During the same period, one PKKer was killed in clashes in
Sirnak province on Nov 30, and two were captured in Sirnak province.
According to official TGS website figures, through the fourth week
of November, the number of PKK militants killed this year is 46, the
number of those captured is 73. The number of those who surrendered
reached 119.

4. (U) During the reporting period no civilian was killed but one
was injured due to a PKK IED in Siirt province on Nov 30. The total
number of civilian casualties for the year through the end of the
fourth week of November, is 15 killed and 26 wounded.
SILLIMAN

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