PKK 'shoots down Turkish chopper'

Other News Materials 24 February 2008 11:15 (UTC +04:00)

( BBC ) - Kurdish rebels say they have shot down a Turkish Cobra attack helicopter during clashes in northern Iraq.

Ahmed Danees, head of foreign relations for the Kurdistan Workers' Party, the PKK, made the claim - which has not been independently verified.

"At 6 pm (1500 GMT) yesterday, our fighters shot down a Cobra helicopter," he told Reuters news agency.

Turkey sent its forces across the border into northern Iraq to take on the rebels late on Thursday.