ANKARA, October 13 (RIA Novosti)
Two days of fighting between Turkish army troops and the forces of the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party ended in 17 fatalities on the Kurdish side, local media reported on Saturday.
Thirteen insurgents were slain on Friday and four more on Saturday, Turkish television NTV said, citing unnamed military sources. No casualties were reported for the army.
The military operation in the Hakkari Province near the Iraqi border is ongoing, with the army deploying military helicopters against the insurgents, the channel said.
About 500 alleged Kurdish militants were killed in army raids in recent months, according to official reports from Ankara. The total death toll in the Turkish-Kurdish conflict since its beginning in 1978 is estimated at 40,000.
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- Michael JohnathenThirteen insurgents?18:51, 13/10/2012Don't they mean thirteen Free Turkish(Or Kurdish) Army?
- bielecLack of consequence...19:22, 13/10/2012Isn't this what Assad's army is doing in Syria?
Erdogan has to decide what he is really supporting - the rebels or law and order? Israel or Assad?
This NATO puppet is full of contradictions and therefore has no credibility.
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