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MAY 07, 2013 - Boston Herald

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Kurdish rebels to start retreating from Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey — Kurdish rebels have confirmed that they will start withdrawing forces from Turkey to bases in northern Iraq on Wednesday.The Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, declared a cease-fire in March and promised to pull fighters out of Turkey as part of peace talks aimed at ending a nearly three-decade-old conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people. The group has been fighting Turkey for autonomy.A rebel statement said Tuesday that a first group of fighters will leave Turkey on Wednesday and be settled in bases in northern Iraq within a week.

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