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Turkish aircraft 'bomb PKK bases'
by Al Jazeera (reposted)
Saturday Dec 22nd, 2007 12:50 PM
Saturday, December 22, 2007 : Artillery fire follows air attacks in latest Turkish incursion into Iraqi airspace.
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Air strikes by Turkish planes earlier this
month killed one woman [EPA]

Turkish aircraft have launched fresh attacks on Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) positions in northern Iraq, the Turkish military has said. The military carried out the raid between 1pm and 2pm local time (11:25-12:00 GMT), following up with artillery fire, it said in a statement on its website.

The army did not say how deep into Iraqi territory the planes flew, or which areas were shelled. Overnight on Tuesday, about 300 Turkish troops crossed over into northern Iraq in an operation targeting PKK fighters.

Earlier this month, Iraq accused Turkish forces of killing a woman during an air attack. There were no reports of casualties in the incident, which Iraqi Kurdish security sources said occurred in the al-Amadiyah area of northern Iraq. "The aerial bombardment didn't result in any people killed because the area is almost deserted because of fear of aerial and mortar attacks from the Turkish side," Jabbar Yawer, spokesman for Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga security forces, was quoted by Reuters as saying. The army's statement also said it would continue military operations on both sides of the Turkish-Iraqi border against the PKK "no matter how the conditions are"

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§Turkey in fresh Iraq air strikes
by BBC (reposted) Saturday Dec 22nd, 2007 12:53 PM
Saturday, December 22, 2007 : Turkey has launched fresh air strikes against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, the Turkish military says.

In a statement on its website, the Turkish military said: "Turkish Air Force warplanes struck important targets of the PKK/KONGRA-GEL terror group in northern Iraq... between the hours of 14:25-15:00 (1225-1300 GMT).

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