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Turkey strikes PKK forces in Iraq

08-18-2011 18:55 BJT

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Turkish warplanes struck 60 Kurdish guerrilla targets in northern Iraq last night.

The assault was an apparent retaliation after militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party, otherwise known as the PKK, ambushed a military convoy in southwest Turkey killing 12 security personnel. Six F-16 jets entered the mountainous area of northern Iraq where several thousand PKK rebels are based and from where they launched attacks on Turkey.

The targets included anti-aircraft defenses and rebel shelters in the region. Camps housing the PKK's top commanders were also among those targeted.

 

 

 

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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