Friday, December 2, 2016

3 Turkish Soldiers Killed in PKK Guerrilla Attack

ISTANBUL - Three Turkish soldiers were killed and three others wounded on Friday in clashes with Kurdistan Workers' Party fighters in Hakkari province, southeastern Turkey, according to security forces.

Several PKK fighters were also injured in the crossfire, according to the semi-official Anadolu news agency.

Security forces told Anadolu that the operation was ongoing on G├╝ven mountain with the support of the Turkish air force.

Meanwhile, Turkish police arrested 16 suspected PKK members in Gaziantep province, near the Syrian border.

The PKK and the Turkish government suspended in July 2015 a ceasefire which lasted more than two years, and thousands of Kurdish fighters and hundreds of Turkish soldiers have died since.

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