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Cablegate: Update On Pkk Violence (December 16-23, 2009)

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PTER PREL PGOV TU IZ
SUBJECT: UPDATE ON PKK VIOLENCE (DECEMBER 16-23, 2009)

REF: ANKARA 1804

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 December 16-23, no security official was killed or
injured. The total number of security force casualties for the year
through December 23, is 61 killed and 100 injured.

3. (U) During the same period, one PKKer was captured in Igdir
province on December 22 and five surrendered in Sirnak and Van
provinces between December 17 and 22. According to official TGS
website figures, through the third week of December, the number of
PKK militants killed this year is 48, the number of those captured
is 75. The number of those who surrendered reached 137.

4. (U) During the reporting period no civilian was killed or
injured. The total number of civilian casualties for the year
through the end of the third week of December, is 15 killed and 27
wounded.
JEFFREY

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