Turkish Jets Renew Attacks on Kurds Across Border in Iraq


BAGHDAD (BBC) — Turkish warplanes have attacked some 70 Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, the Turkish military says. It says the raid began in the early morning on February 3 and its planes returned safely after successfully completing the mission. Kurdish officials say several border villages were bombed. There are no reports yet of casualties or damage.

Turkey has carried out at least four cross-border air strikes since last December, against separatist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) guerrillas.

Turkey says its troops killed 10 PKK rebels in southeast Turkey on February 2.

The Turkish planes bombed several areas in Sidakan district, including Khnera and Khwakurk, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) said on its website, quoting a local PUK official.

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