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Kurd Rebels in Iraq Vow to Keep Up Fight

In the jagged mountains here along the Iranian border, a leader of the Kurdish rebels who have been battling Turkish soldiers for two decades vowed to keep up his fight until Turkey agrees to open a dialogue with militants. But it is a call that Turkey refuses, saying all the guerrillas of the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, must surrender or die. Recently, the fighting has intensified. Since May, 30 soldiers and 24 rebels have been killed as the rebels stepped up attacks, concentrating more on bombings than direct assaults. On Sunday, a bomb planted by a rebel splinter group injured 18 Turks and three tourists in Cesme, a popular Turkish resort. Full Story

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