Turkey bombs Kurdish rebels in Iraq

ISTANBUL - Turkey’s state-run news agency says Turkish warplanes have bombed Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq.

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Published: Thu 20 May 2010, 10:09 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 7:59 AM

The Anatolia news agency says the air strike was carried out against a group of Kurdish rebels seen moving toward the Turkish border on Thursday. The report did not mention any casualties.

The press office of Turkey’s military declined to confirm or deny that such an attack had taken place.

Turkish warplanes often have targeted rebel hideouts in northern Iraq from where guerrillas have staged hit-and-run attacks on Turkish targets for decades.

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party has been fighting for self-rule in Turkey’s southeast since 1984.

The clashes in Turkey’s southeast have picked up lately.

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