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Turkish soldier killed in fight with Kurdish rebels

One Turkish soldier was killed in a firefight with Kurdish rebels in Turkey’s troubled south-east, security officials said yesterday. The clash between Turkey’s troops and Kurdish militants, who ended a unilateral ceasefire on September 1, raged on in remote terrain on the mountainous border of Tunceli and Bingol provinces. “One soldier is dead … more units have been sent to the area with helicopter support,” a Turkish official said on condition of anonymity. Turkey has fought a decades-long war with the Kurdistan Workers Party, also known as Kadek, in which more than 30,000 people have been killed, most of them Kurds. Full Story

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