Turkey bombs Kurdish rebels in Iraq
Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq this week, the Anatolia news agency reported Friday, quoting an army spokesmanб reported AFP.
The air raids on Wednesday and Thursday targeted hideouts of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the Khakurk region of the Kurdish-held autonomous north of Iraq, General Metin Gurak told reporters here.
The Turkish army has been targeting the PKK in Iraq under a parliamentary authorisation for cross-border military action, which was first approved in 2007 and renewed for another year in October.
Ankara says about 2,000 PKK rebels are holed up in the mountains of northern Iraq, from where they launch attack on Turkish territory as part of a 24-year separatist campaign.