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Turkey bombs Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq: reports
Posted By aaron On May 20, 2010 @ 10:10 am In Iraq | Comments Disabled
May 20, 2010
ANKARA — Turkish warplanes on Thursday bombed dozens of Kurdish rebel targets in neighbouring northern Iraq, in one of the biggest raids in recent years, Turkish and Kurdish media reports said.
About 20 fighter jets took part in the operation that targeted positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Zap-Khakurk region of the Kurdish-held autonomous north of Iraq, the NTV news channel reported.
Nearly 50 targets were hit in day-long missions carried out mainly on intelligence passed on by the United States, it said.
The Anatolia news agency reported that the strikes were ordered after a group of PKK rebels were detected on their way towards the Turkish border from their mountainous hideouts in northern Iraq.
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