China View
March 20, 2008

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, March 20 (Xinhua) — Turkish warplanes bombed bases of the banned Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq on Thursday, local sources told Xinhua.

The sources said that some Turkish warplanes flew over the areas of Haftanin, Kanemase, Amadiyah and Nerve-Rekan in northern Iraq.

Soon after scouting flight, the Turkish warplanes bombed the PKK bases, said the sources.

Turkey has been fighting with the PKK, which took up arms against the country in 1984 with the aim of creating an ethnic homeland in southeastern Turkey.

More than 30,000 people have been killed in the over-two-decade conflict between the Turkish army and the PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey and the United States.

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