ANKARA — Three Turkish security forces soldiers were killed and six others wounded in clashes with the militants of the banned Kurdish Workers’ party (PKK) in Hakkari province in southeastern Turkey on Friday, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported.
The clashes erupted when a group of PKK rebels opened fire on the Turkish troops who were on duty in Daglica region, 45 km from Yuksekova town of Hakkari province, leaving the three soldiers dead and six others wounded, according to the report. (Turkey-PKK-Clash)
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DAMASCUS — The Turkish border guards shot down three people and wounded another ten, who were attempting to cross into the Turkish territories from Syria, a monitor group reported Friday.
A women and a 19-year-old teenager were among the three killed when attempting to cross from the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad into the Turkish territories, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, citing sources. (Turkey-Syria-Border)
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DAMASCUS — The Syrian police tear-gassed tens of inmates in a bid to quell a riot that engulfed the central prison of Syria’s Hama city, a monitor group reported on Friday.
Citing “crosschecked sources,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Central Prison of Hama is witnessing a riot by inmates, who were detained without trials. (Syria-Hama-Prison Riot) Enditem