Turkish warplanes bomb Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq
The Turkish military says warplanes attacked a group of Kurdish
rebels, including senior commanders, in northern Iraq. The cross-border raid
comes in retaliation for a guerrilla attack that killed 17soldiers, ap reported.
The military said its fighter jets on Sunday pummeled the Zap region - which was the main target of a weeklong ground offensive in February by the military. The attack came after intelligence indicated that a group of rebels, including high-level rebel commanders, had gathered there.
The military's statement said the warplanes "hit the mark," and all planes returned safely. It provided few
details and contained no information about rebel casualties.
It was the seventh Turkish airstrike since rebels of the Kurdistan Workers' Party killed 17 soldiers on the
Turkey-Iraq border on Oct. 3.