Turkey launches ground operation in Iraq

Turkey's military said on Friday it had launched a ground offensive backed by fighter jets into N Iraq on Thursday evening to hunt down PKK militants based there.

Turkey launches ground operation in Iraq
Turkey's military said on Friday it had launched a ground offensive backed by fighter jets into northern Iraq on Thursday evening to hunt down PKK militants based there.

"The Turkish Armed Forces, which attach great importance to Iraq's territorial integrity and stability, will return home in the shortest time possible after its goals have been achieved," the military's General Staff said in a statement posted on its website.

Turkey's military has sent 10,000 troops into northern Iraq in a land offensive against PKK militants based there, the private broadcaster NTV said on Friday.

Reuters
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