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Published:December 22nd, 2007 13:38 EST
TURKISH WARPLANES BOMB PKK IN N.IRAQ

TURKISH WARPLANES BOMB PKK IN N.IRAQ

By SOP newswire

TURKISH WARPLANES BOMB PKK IN N.IRAQ - Turkish aircraft carried out a fresh attack on positions of the separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) terrorist group in northern Iraq on Saturday, the Turkish army said on its website.

The military said the bombing lasted nearly a half-hour on Saturday afternoon, and was followed by shelling from inside Turkish borders. It did not say how deep into Iraqi territory the warplanes penetrated, or which areas were shelled. It vowed to continue military operations on both sides of Turkish-Iraqi border "no matter how the conditions are," the statement said.

Turkish jet fighters on Dec. 16 launched the first confirmed air assault on Iraqi soil since the U.S.-led invasion, bombing PKK hideouts in northern Iraq. The military said in that first raid hundreds of terrorists were killed.