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Syrian Intelligence Arming Kurdish Rebels in Turkey, Sabah Says

August 06, 2012

Syria’s government is arming the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, as it battles Turkish security forces in the country’s southeast, the Sabah newspaper reported, citing Turkish security officials.

The Syrian intelligence service is supplying arms including rocket launchers and anti-aircraft weapons to the PKK, Istanbul- based Sabah said. Syrian-supplied weaponry was used in an attack over the weekend that killed six Turkish soldiers and two village guards, it said.

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