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Kurdish Rebels Undergo Identity Crisis

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Kurdish Rebels Undergo Identity Crisis

Kurdish Rebels Undergo Identity Crisis

With Leader Jailed, PKK Endures Power Struggle

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Osman Ocalan, the brother of the PKK's imprisoned leader Abdullah, is in the midst of a power struggle with a conservative faction. Photos of PKK fighters killed in battle hang above Ocalan's head in a cave-like bunker high in the Qandil Mountains. Ivan Watson, NPR hide caption

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NPR's Ivan Watson reports from the mountainous region on northern Iraq's border with Iran and Turkey about the current state of the Kurdish separatist movement.