Turkish warplanes bomb PKK bases in N Iraq

Turkish warplanes bombed bases of the PKK in northern Iraq on Thursday, private news channel reported.

Turkish warplanes bomb PKK bases in N Iraq
Turkish warplanes bombed PKK militants' hideouts in northern Iraq Thursday, private news channel NTV reported.

The planes flew reconnaissance flights over the border area before bombing targets of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, the station said, citing Iraqi Kurdish officials.

There were no reports of civilian casualties, it said.

Last month Turkey launched a major ground operation into northern Iraq to hit PKK camps there. The eight-day incursion ended on Feb. 29.

There was no immediate confirmation of the new attack from the Turkish military. But military chief Gen. Yasar Buyukanit has said Turkey will continue its attacks against militants in northern Iraq.

Later Thursday, several fighter jets took off from an air base in Diyarbakir, the largest city in Turkey's mostly Kurdish southeast.


Agencies
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