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Iraq Kurds warn Turkey over raids
by BBC (reposted)
Monday Dec 24th, 2007 11:35 AM
Monday, December 24, 2007 : The leader of Iraq's northern Kurdish region condemns Turkish air strikes, saying innocents have died.
Iraqis inspect the damage following air strikes by Turkish warplanes in Qandil, northern Iraq, 16 December 2007

Massoud Barzani said he "vehemently condemned" the bombardments, which he said had killed innocent people.

Turkish jets have carried out three strikes on Kurdish targets and one ground foray over the past eight days.

Turkey blames rebels from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) for launching attacks on Turkey from bases in Iraq.

Ankara approved cross-border raids on PKK bases in October, saying the Iraqi government and its US backers were not doing enough to halt attacks.

Formal complaint

"The bombing targeted safe and secure areas and innocent people," Mr Barzani told a news conference in the northern city of Suleimaniya.

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by KGB
Tuesday Dec 25th, 2007 5:28 PM
Kurds must now pull their 75,000 troups in the Baghdad to fight Americans and Turks. The reason Kurdistan's forty million people are divided into four nations is the British Army could not defeat the Kurds. Britain divided Kurdistan for spit and now it is payback time. Kurds have lived in the fertile crescent for the past nine thousand years because they are rather tenacious fighters. Kurds were the only US ally in Iraq. Many US soldiers will be killed as a consequence of this ham handed policy blunder.