A man shovels snow from the roof of a snack stall as heavy snow fall hits the city of Sirnak, southeastern Turkey, on January 1, 2016. / AFP / BULENT KILIC
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Three female Kurdish campaigners have been killed in fighting in a curfew-hit town in southeast Turkey as the authorities press an offensive against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the main pro-Kurdish party said Wednesday.The Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) said three of its female campaigners and another as-yet-unidentified man had been shot and badly wounded in Silopi town in Sirnak province late on Monday, accusing the authorities of failing to evacuate them despite pleas. Silopi has been under curfew since Dec. 14 as the authorities wage a major military operation to crush the PKK in the Kurdish-dominated southeast of the country.
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