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    Turkish jets hit PKK positions in N. Iraq

    Hurriyet English
    29.05.2008 - 13:01 | Son Güncelleme:

    The Turkish army said warplanes hit 16 PKK positions in northern Iraq on Thursday. The targets were determined by a "careful and detailed analysis," and the jets showed sensitivity not to harm civilians, the army added in a statement posted in its website. (UPDATED)

    Damage assessment was underway after the successful operation, it added.

     

    Turkey has stepped up military action against the PKK, which is listed as a terrorist group by much of the international community including the EU and the U.S., since December, carrying out several air strikes and a week-long ground incursion into northern Iraq in February, where more than 2,000 PKK separatists take refuge.

     

    The United States has backed Turkey's military action in Iraq by providing intelligence on PKK movements there. Turkey has also revived dialogue with the Kurdish administration of northern Iraq, whom it has long accused of tolerating and even aiding the PKK, in a bid to enlist their cooperation against the PKK.

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