Turkish air raid hits northern Iraq

Ankara's cross-border offensive aimed at Kurdish fighters in Avasin-Basyan area.

    Turkish troops have previously entered Iraqi territory in an effort to battle the PKK [File: AFP]

    The military also reported clashes in Turkey's Diyarbakir and Sirnak provinces, where one fighter was said to have been killed.

    Continued operation

    Rifles, ammunition, explosives and other materials were seized by Turkish soldiers.

    Turkish warplanes have targeted positions belonging to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq since mid-December.

    Ankara says thousands of PKK rebels use a remote, mountainous part of northern Iraq as a base from which to launch attacks aimed at targets inside Turkey. 

    In February, the army conducted a week-long ground offensive against PKK hideouts in the region, where the group has long taken refuge.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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