May 11, 2010

ANKARA — Turkey has renewed air strikes on Iraq.

Officials said the government of Prime Minister Recep Erdogan has approved renewed military strikes on Kurdish insurgency targets in Iraq. They said the approval came in the wake of a series of attacks by the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) in southern Turkey.

“Operations in the region are continuing and it is believed that the losses of the terrorists are higher,” the Turkish military said.

In a statement on late May 7, the General Staff said the Turkish Air Force sent four attack helicopters into northern Iraq. The statement said the air strike lasted for an hour on suspected PKK targets in Iraq’s Kandil mountains.


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