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DIYARBAKIR - Doğan News Agency

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The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) performed a cross-border air operation earlier today in northern Iraq after an infiltration attempt by a large group of outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) members from Zap camp across the Turkish border, Doğan news agency has reported.

After the information was received, the 2nd Air Forces Command sent two observation planes to the region.

Six F-16 jets took off from the 8th Main Jet Base, passed over the southeastern district of Hakkari and bombarded 18 different targets in the Zap, Haftanin and Metina regions.

This is the first cross-border operation by TSK in 12 days, according to the officials.

The Zap area, a mountainous snow-bound region near the Turkish border in northern Iraq, hosts a major PKK base and training camp.

TSK has not yet confirmed the operation.

January/14/2013

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