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US department of state places PKK on terror list for one more year

US department of state places PKK on terror list for one more year


The US State of Department has placed the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on list of foreign terrorist organizations in the country reports on terrorism which was published on May 30. Citing the NATO Center of Excellence - Defense Against Terrorism in Ankara, the report said there had been 226 terrorist incidents reported through November. According to the report, 494 insurgents were killed, 21 injured and 44 arrested, while 155 surrendered themselves to the authorities during the first 10 months of 2012 as a result of operations targeting the PKK. The US State Department also defined the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C), which claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack targeting the US Embassy in Ankara in February 2013, among "prominent terrorist groups."

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