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About 200,000 troops in SE Turkey-security sources

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posted on Jul, 13 2007 @ 12:13 PM
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About 200,000 troops in SE Turkey-security sources


www.alertnet.org

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, July 13 (Reuters) - Turkey's army has boosted troop levels in the southeast to more than 200,000, most of them stationed along the border with Iraq, security sources told Reuters on Friday.

The unusually large-scale buildup, which includes tanks, heavy artillery and aircraft, is part of a security crackdown on Kurdish rebels hiding in southeast Turkey and northern Iraq, said the security sources, who declined to be named.
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posted on Jul, 13 2007 @ 12:13 PM
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Hmm.. Reuters is reporting this from "security sources".

This is an interesting development if true. I believe Turkey is about to mount a major assault into Kurdistan whether we like it or not

www.alertnet.org
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