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Turkey bombs Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, reports claim

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Turkish fighter jets have bombed Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, reports claim today.

It is thought some 20 warplanes took part in the operation on Turkey's neighbour, thought to have targeted position of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

The attack comes after a year in which the Turkish government has attempted to find a peaceful settlement with the group. State news agency Anatolian reported that there had been an aerial operation against the militants in northern Iraq.

"Turkish warplanes bombed PKK positions... in the region of Khwar Korak," over a period of about one hour, rebel spokesman Ahmed Denis told the AFP news agency, without giving details of deaths or injuries.

It is reported 50 targets were hit during the attack on the terrorist organisation.

The Anatolian said "a terrorist group" was spotted approaching the Turkish border and the aircraft attacked the group in an operation lasting for an hour, according to Reuters.


© Adfero Ltd
21 May 2010 17:00 GMT

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