Deadly Rebel Ambush Kills 15 Turkish Soldiers

Deadly Rebel Ambush Kills 15 Turkish Soldiers

Ankara: In a deadly ambush orchestrated by the PKK rebels 15 Turkish soldiers have been killed and many others sustained injuries on Sunday, sources said. In a statement posted online, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) said its guerrillas had ambushed the convoy of armored vehicles in Yuksekova district, in what could be the bloodiest assault since the collapse of a ceasefire in July.

“An attack from several sides left 15 soldiers dead, and a large number of weapons were seized in the action,” the statement read. The number of casualties could not be independently verified but in a televised statement President Tayyip Erdogan confirmed an incident had taken place in Hakkari province, close to Turkey’s borders with Iran and Iraq.