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Turkey bombs PKK bases in Iraq

08-18-2011 10:17 BJT

Turkish jet fighters began bombing the main stronghold of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq Wednesday night. The bombing comes hours after eight soldiers and a village guard were killed in the latest attack carried out by the PKK.

Multiple Turkish F-16 jets took off in immediate succession and eyewitness reports suggest they are flying into northern Iraq, according to the Turkish DHA news agency. Turkish media quoted internet websites known to be close to the PKK, confirming the raids on the main bases of the PKK in the Qandil mountain range and other PKK bases near the Iranian and Turkish border. No official confirmation of the air raids was immediately available.

Listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union, the PKK took up arms in 1984 to create an ethnic homeland in southeastern Turkey. Over 40,000 people have been killed in conflicts involving the PKK since then.


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Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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