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Jailed Kurdish rebel leader calls for ceasefire

A file photo taken on September 28, 1993 shows Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan in Masnaa on the Lebanon-Syria border. Ocalan has called for a ceasefire in the 29-year-conflict with Turkey and for rebel fighters to withdraw. Jailed Kurdish rebel chief Abdullah Ocalan called Thursday for a ceasefire, telling militants to lay down their arms and withdraw from Turkish soil, raising hopes for an end to a three-decade conflict with Turkey that has cost tens of thousands of lives.