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Iraq Kurds warn Turkey over raids
Monday, December 24, 2007 : The leader of Iraq's northern Kurdish region condemns Turkish air strikes, saying innocents have died.
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.
"The bombing targeted safe and secure areas and innocent people," Mr Barzani told a news conference in the northern city of Suleimaniya.Read More