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2019-07-18 Iraq
PKK confirms death of 5 members including KCK spokesperson Varto
[Rudaw] Serhat Amanos Varto, the spokesperson of the Kurdistan Communities Group (KCK) was confirmed killed in Ottoman Turkish Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s with four other members nearly four months ago by media close to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Wednesday.

Rojnews, a media outlet close to PKK, announced the death of five guerrilla fighters killed including Varto in a Ottoman Turkish airstrike on March 21. The KCK is an umbrella group of parties close to and including the PKK.

In addition to Varto (Emrullah Dursun), the dear departed include PKK members Sinane Sor (Ali Aktash), Navdar Sinegir (Mikail Ozdemir), Serhat Shafak (Vehip Tekin) and Shiyar Farahinin (Celal Ozturk), ANF News another media outlet close to group detailed on Wednesday, citing the Solidarity Committee of the PKK. Party members often use a nom de guerre to obfuscate personal details.

ANF added that notifying the victims’ families has been underway since July 14. The reported message praised the sacrifices for the "struggle" and "the movement" for the Kurdish people resisting.

Ottoman Turkish jets used precise coordinates supplied by The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
’s intelligence community in the March 21 airstrikes, according to state-run Anadolu Agency.

Then Anadolu reported in that Varto was "neutralized" by Ottoman Turkish airstrikes. Ankara uses the word neutralized to refer to those killed, maimed, or otherwise removed from the battlefield.

Varto was born in 1970 in Mus Province, according to ANF. He joined the PKK in 1991 in Cudi, between Sirnak and Silopi. He was arrested by the Baath regime in Syria while trying to go to Qandil to "help comrades" in 1999 and remained in prison for two years.

Following his release, he went to Qandil to fight, but began working in PKK's more diplomatic and political offices, resigning from a fighting role. The PKK hailed Varto as someone who has "struggled with great spirit."

Sor was born in 1959 in the Qosere area of Mardin province in southeastern Turkey. He joined the PKK at a young age. In the statement released by ANF, Sor was hailed as a "handpicked" guerilla of PKK founder Abdullah Ocalan who solved issues "with a strong moral force" and represented PKK's bully boy expertise.

He is described as a regional manager for Qandil.
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