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Kurd Rebels Reject Appeal for Cease-Fire

Suspected Kurdish rebels killed three security guards in an overnight attack in southern Turkey, and a rebel commander Monday rejected an appeal to reinstate a five-year unilateral cease-fire that ended earlier this month. The rejection by Murat Karayilan, a top Kurdish rebel commander, came in a statement to the Germany-based Mesopotamia news agency. Turkey’s largest pro-Kurdish party, the Democratic People’s Party, had appealed Saturday for the five-year truce to be restored. Karayilan said Turkey must first end the isolation of guerrilla leader Abdullah Ocalan, who is the sole inmate on an island prison near Istanbul. He said Turkey must also end military operations against the rebels. Full Story

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