Turkish warplanes hit Northern Iraq
ARBIL - Reuters
AP file photoTurkish warplanes launched a wave of air strikes on northern Iraq late yesterday, where they often target bases of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), but there were no reports of casualties, witnesses and border guards said today.
"After 10:00 last night, the Turkish warplanes hit some areas near the border in three locations," said Col. Hussein Tamr, commander of border guards in Dahuk province, part of Iraq's northern autonomous Kurdish region.
"It lasted more than an hour. We went there after the attacks finished. We found no casualties and no material damage because the attacks took place on the outskirts of these villages," he added.
Witnesses reached by telephone in the border villages confirmed the strikes and said there were no reports of casualties.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.