Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Turkish warplanes bombing Kurdish separatists

Positions of the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, in northern Iraq are reported to be under attack.

December 2, 2008

Reporting from Sulaymaniya, Iraq — Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish separatist positions Monday in northern Iraq, the head of Iraq's border guards in Dahuk said.

Fighters from the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, use remote parts of northern Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdistan region as a base to launch attacks in southeastern Turkey. Turkey often retaliates with airstrikes and artillery fire.

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