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Turkey holds air attack on PKK militants’ positions in north of Iraq

21 February 2013 [16:53] - TODAY.AZ
The Turkish Air Force last night fired on the positions of militants of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, Hurriyet newspaper reported today.

Eight F-16 drones were used. As a result, 12 PKK militants' shelters were fired.

The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has lasted for over 25 years. The PKK is recognized as a terrorist organization by both the UN and the EU.


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