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Turkish Air Forces resume operations in northern Iraq

Turkey Materials 6 September 2011 16:32
Turkish Air Forces resumed air strikes on the Kurdish separatists' bases in northern Iraq this morning, the "Sabah" newspaper reported.
Turkish Air Forces resume operations in northern Iraq

Turkish Air Forces resumed air strikes on the Kurdish separatists' bases in northern Iraq this morning, the "Sabah" newspaper reported.

Air strikes were conducted after the militants' terror attack in southeastern Turkey on Aug. 17, in which nine Turkish servicemen were killed. This is Turkey's first attack on northern Iraq in over a year.

The air strikes killed 145-160 militants, injuring more than 100 militants from Aug.17 to Aug.22.

Turkish army command stated that it will monitor the situation in northern Iraq, and if necessary will continue air strikes.

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.

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