facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Turkish army kills 17 Kurdish militants

Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:24 AM   |   Comments

ANKA, Turkey, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Two days of fighting between Turkish troops and the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party has resulted in 17 fatalities on the Kurdish side, officials said.

Thirteen insurgents were killed Friday and four more Saturday, RIA Novosti reported.

No casualties were reported for the army.

An estimated 500 alleged Kurdish militants have been killed in army raids in recent months, in military operations against insurgents in the Hakkari Province near the Iraqi border, the Turkish television station NTV reported.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Russian currency crashes Russian currency crashes
2
Survey: Harvard Law grads earn the most of any grad school in the country Survey: Harvard Law grads earn the most of any grad school in the country
3
U.S. outlines strategy to combat Islamic State funding U.S. outlines strategy to combat Islamic State funding
4
Lumberton grandpa shoots granddaughter's would-be rapist Lumberton grandpa shoots granddaughter's would-be rapist
5
Hatchet-wielding man shot dead after attacking NYC police officers Hatchet-wielding man shot dead after attacking NYC police officers
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback