Turkish Air Force fires on PKK camps in northern Iraq

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Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec.27 / Trend, A.Taghiyeva /

The Turkish Air Force has fired on camps holding the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party in northern Iraq today, the Milliyet newspaper reported on Thursday.

Camps in the Zap and Kandil regions were subjected to intense firepower with eight F-16 fighters targeting five militant camps for four hours.

The Turkish army resumed military operations against the PKK militants after they became active again.

Over 10 months Turkish security forces have rendered harmless 716 PKK militants, including 496 terrorists who were killed, 21 wounded and 44 arrested and 155 surrendering to the authorities.

During this period, the security forces have held six large scale and 19 local operations against militants.

The conflict between Turkey and the PKK has lasted for over 25 years. The PKK is recognised as a terrorist organisation by both the UN and the EU.

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