Turkish planes hit PKK group in n.Iraq

Turkish fighter planes hit a PKK terrorist group in northern Iraq late on Saturday,

Turkish planes hit PKK group in n.Iraq

Turkish fighter planes hit a PKK terrorist group in northern Iraq late on Saturday, the army said on its website on Sunday.

It gave no details of casualties but said the operation was successful and the terrorist group, hiding in a cave, was preparing for an attack against Turkey.

Fighting has intensified in southeastern Turkey in recent weeks and several Turkish soldiers have been killed by mine explosions in the mountainous region bordering northern Iraq.

Turkey's army launched a brief land offensive against the PKK in northern Iraq in February but has since confined its cross-border operations to air strikes against PKK targets.

The United States, the European Union and Turkey classify the PKK as a terrorist organisation.

Reuters
Last Mod: 17 Ağustos 2008, 11:34
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