( AP ) - Turkish helicopter gunships attacked villages inside Iraq on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said.
Col. Hussein Tamir, an Iraqi Army officer who supervises border guards, said the airstrikes occurred before dawn on abandoned villages near Zakhu, an Iraqi Kurdish town near the border with Turkey. There were no casualties, he said.
"These are only abandoned villages ... and the PKK has no outposts there," Tamir told The Associated Press by phone from Irbil.
A spokesman for the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, corroborated Tamir's account. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to media.