Over 50 Turkish jets bomb PKK targets in northern Iraq: Report

AFP , Tuesday 8 Sep 2015

Turkish warplanes launched a massive air operation early Tuesday against bases of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, killing between 35 and 40 rebels, the state-run Anatolia news agency said Tuesday.

More than 50 Turkish jets were involved in the six hours of raids, killing "35 to 40 terrorists according to preliminary findings", Anatolia said. The overnight operation came after 16 Turkish soldiers were killed in the Kurdish dominated southeast of the country on Sunday in an attack blamed on the PKK.

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