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Turkish Air Force bombs 20 PKK objects in northern Iraq

Türkiye Materials 20 August 2011 12:54 (UTC +04:00)
The General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces made an official statement on the third night operations in northern Iraq, the Sabah newspaper reported.
Turkish Air Force bombs 20 PKK objects in northern Iraq

Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 20 / Trend /

The General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces made an official statement on the third night operations in northern Iraq, the Sabah newspaper reported.

The Turkish Air Force aircrafts conducted new air strikes to the positions of the PKK militants in northern Iraq. As a result of a successful operation, the aircrafts bombed 20 PKK objects, the statement reads.

The raid involved more than 10 F-16 fighters.

Air strikes were conducted after the militants' terror attack in southeastern Turkey on Wednesday evening, killing nine Turkish servicemen.

This is Turkey's first attack on northern Iraq in over a year.

The conflict between Turkey and the PKK has lasted for over 25 years, claiming over 40,000 lives. The PKK is recognized as a terrorist organization by both the UN and the EU.

PKK militants previously threatened the Turkish authorities with intensified armed conflict if concrete steps are not taken to address the long-term Kurdish problem.

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