Turkey claims it has captured a U.S.-made unmanned aerial vehicleUAV from Kurdish rebels.

The RQ-20 Puma UAV was seized during Turkish operations against Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) forces in the Silopi district of the southeastern province of Sirnak, according to Turkish news site Today's Zaman. [http://www.todayszaman.com/diplomacy_turkish-military-seizes-us-made-uav-in-anti-pkk-operation_410258.html].

"The website of the Turkish General Staff released photos of the RQ-20 Puma, a UAV model, that is believed to have been delivered to Kurdish militia, the People's Protection Units (YPG), by the U.S. in Syria for use against the extremist Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)," the article said.

"Turkish military officials believe that the UAV may have been handed to PKK militants in Turkey's Southeast in the fight against the security forces by their Syrian Kurdish brethren," said Today's Zaman.

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