Diyarbakir (Turkey) (AFP) – The number of Kurdish rebels killed in a massive Turkish military offensive in the restive southeast has jumped to 102, a security source told AFP on Sunday, as the operation entered its fifth day.
At least two soldiers and five civilians have also been killed in the fighting, the source said.
An earlier toll released on Saturday put the figure at 70 dead in the unprecedented police and army operation, with the military saying all were suspected members of the rebel Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
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Commentary by The Secular Jurist: That’s some ally the U.S. has in its “war” on the Islamic State (a.k.a. ISIS, ISIL), isn’t it? The PKK has been fighting on the front lines against ISIS.