Six Kurdish rebels surrender to Turkish security forces in southeast

10:44, June 16, 2011      

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Six members of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) surrendered to the Turkish security forces in southeastern Turkey on Wednesday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.

The six PKK militants, including three children aged between 14 and 17, surrendered to the Turkish security forces at the Habur Border Gate in Silopi town of the province of Sirnak, Turkish sources were quoted as saying, adding that the PKK militants were taken to the Gendarmerie Command Post in Silopi for questioning.

On Tuesday, three PKK rebels were killed in a rural area near Imranli town of Sivas province and more troops were dispatched to the area in a military operation in fight against the PKK.

Listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union, the PKK took up arms in 1984 in order to create an ethnic homeland in southeastern Turkey.

Some 40,000 people have been killed in conflicts involving the PKK for the past over two decades.

Source: Xinhua
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