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Kurdish rebels begin pullout from Turkey

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Kurdish fighters have begun withdrawing from Turkey into their stronghold in Iraq, Kurdish sources said Wednesday, in a major step towards ending a decades-long conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people. 

A fighter of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) stands in the mountains in Turkey near the border with Iraq on May 8, 2013, in a photo released by the Firat News Agency.

The pullout is the first visible sign that months of fragile talks between the state and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) could succeed in ending 29 years of guerrilla war.

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