Turkish forces 'kill 49 Kurdish rebels' | The Daily Star
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Turkish forces 'kill 49 Kurdish rebels'

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Turkish forces killed at least 49 Kurdish militants in two days during clashes near the Iraqi border, the country's military said yesterday.
The militants are thought to have been killed in the Kazan Valley region of Turkey's Hakkari province. There was no immediate confirmation from rebels.
Turkey launched a military offensive against Kurdish PKK rebels earlier in the week after 24 of its soldiers were killed near the Iraqi border in the deadliest toll against the Turkish military since the 1990s.
The latest violence occurred near the town of Cukurca.
"A total of 49 terrorists were rendered ineffective over the last two days," said Turkey's General Staff in a statement posted on its website on Saturday, adding that the operation was continuing.

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