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Turkish Military: 29 Kurdish Rebels Killed in Air Strikes

Saturday, 22 August 2015 11:25 AM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's military says warplanes have conducted new air strikes against Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, killing 29 militants.

A brief military statement released Saturday says the air raids against the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, targets were carried out on Thursday and Friday.

Separately, at least 12 rebels were killed as the military clashed with PKK rebels near the town of Uludere, close to Turkey's border with Iraq on Friday, the military said.

There was no immediate statement from the rebel group.

More than a hundred people have been killed since July in renewed clashes between the Turkish security forces and the PKK. The group has been fighting for autonomy in Turkey's southeast since 1984.

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Turkey's military says warplanes have conducted new air strikes against Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, killing 29 militants.A brief military statement released Saturday says the air raids against the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, targets were carried out on...
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Saturday, 22 August 2015 11:25 AM
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