Senior PKK member Bahoz Erdal killed in Syria, reports say

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Turkish news agencies reported on Saturday that Fehman Hüseyin, a senior member of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) who goes by the code name “Bahoz Erdal,” was killed on Syrian soil.

Hüseyin, who was a Syrian Kurd, was the head of the Kurdish People’s Defence Forces (HPG), an armed wing of the PKK from June 2004 until July 2009. Since 2004 he has been part of the PKK Executive Committee, along with PKK leader Murat Karayılan and PKK co-founder Cemil Bayık who preceded Hüseyin as the PKK’s military commander.

Hüseyin is considered to be the possible leader of the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK), an offshoot of the PKK, which claimed a number of bomb attacks that killed both policemen and civilians in Turkey over the past year.

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