US military says aware Turkish ground forces have entered in N Iraq.
The U.S. military said on Friday it was aware that Turkish forces had launched an offensive into northern Iraq to target PKK militants.
Rear Admiral Gregory Smith, a U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad, said the operation was understood to be of "limited duration" and specifically targeted at PKK militants in Iraq's largely autonomous region of Kurdistan.
"Turkey has given its assurances that it will do everything possible to avoid collateral damage to innocent citizens or Kurdish infrastructure," Smith said in a statement.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Şubat 2008, 14:51