Turkish military says targeted PKK terrorists, probes strikes

December 29, 2011, Thursday/ 12:32:00

The Turkish military said it launched air strikes against suspected members of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq near the Turkish border on Wednesday night and was investigating the incident after local officials said 35 villagers were killed.    

The General Staff said on its website that drones had identified a group of terrorists on Wednesday evening after a tip-off they planned to attack Turkish security bases in southeastern Turkey. Warplanes targeted them with strikes in an area with no civilian population, it added.     





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