Turkish fighter planes hit PKK targets in N.Iraq after attacks

Turkish fighter planes bombed suspected PKK targets in northern Iraq, the military said on Friday.

Turkish fighter planes hit PKK targets in N.Iraq after attacks

Turkish fighter planes bombed suspected PKK targets in northern Iraq, the military said on Friday, following a spate of militant attacks on Turkish soil.

"Separatist terrorist organisation targets were hit by Turkish Armed Forces planes last night in Northern Iraq, notably in the Qandil mountain and Hakurk region," the army said.

Turkey has been fighting PKK over the past 26 years. Turkey has launched several cross border operations into the north of Iraq in the past to track down PKK militants, who took refuge at the their mountain camps there. The militant group uses the region as a launchpad for its attacks inside Turkey.

More than 50 soldiers have been killed as a result of PKK attacks over the last two months.


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Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Temmuz 2010, 12:45

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