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Turkey says its air force jets have bombed hideouts used by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) deep inside northern Iraq.
The military said on its website today that warplanes bombed nine shelters and caves - mostly in the Mt. Qandil area, where the main PKK base is located on the Iraqi-Iranian border. It said the raids began Friday.
The raids are the second Turkish air campaign against PKK hideouts in Iraq within a week following the killing of eight Turkish soldiers along its border with Iraq on Tuesday.
The military said more than 30 militants have been killed following Tuesday’s attack.
The PKK, which is recognized as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union,  have used northern Iraq as a springboard for attacks on Turkish targets.


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The Lion

6/28/2012 6:07:11 AM

John Albay, well said. Death to the PKK and all other kurdish/russian terrorists!

john albay

6/25/2012 12:15:01 PM

@american what abour Iraq and afganistan verses the USA? dont forget the USA murdered more Iraqi people than sadam! As for hitting the PKK terrorists and murderers BRAVO TURKEY! The PKK need to be all killed so that the Turks and Kurds can live in peace in one country- Long live the Turkish military thank you for proctecting us from our enemies-

ilker avni

6/25/2012 6:18:48 AM

Turkey has many internal problems ,one example is the goverment cannot talk to the pkk until they lay down they arms,this terro war has been going on far to long.I belive the Erdogan goverment will find a solution to the problem with the pkk when a new constution is drawn up. I allso belive its was the military who wants to carry on this war with the pkk.Turkey needs a new constution badly.The deep state is slowly being erdicated.The authortarian rule and coups are a thing of the past.

american american

6/24/2012 9:23:58 PM

genocide across borders!

Arnold Yesovitch

6/24/2012 7:51:10 PM

Why is Turkey allowed to hit back against her foes while Israel is condemned each and every time. Israel is condemned as well for her compared to Palestinian power. Well here Turkey clearly has the strongest military as well . All I am asking for is that Turkey now look inwards and see Israel's dilemna.

Turk Uzan

6/24/2012 4:42:49 PM

Unfortunately 30 is not enough... why isn't Anka operational jet? We need it. And weren't we buying US reaper UAV's? If we know where their bases are then keep bombing them, or send maroon berets, parachute commando's etc. with helicopters and planes. Let them give the right coordinations for bombing runs while killing the terrorists they pass by. Support them with attack helicopters. Don't send conscripts, send soldiers. Our soldiers are rarely used for some reason
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