Turkish warplanes bomb PKK bases in N Iraq
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Turkish armed helicopters take part in the cross-border operation in Iraq.Turkish Armed Forces announced Wednesday that 77 militants of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party(PKK) were killed(Xinhua/AFP Photo)

Turkish armed helicopters take part in the cross-border operation in Iraq. Turkish Armed Forces announced Feb.27 that 77 militants of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party(PKK) were killed.  (Xinhua/AFP File Photo)
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    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, March 20 (Xinhua) -- Turkish warplanes bombed bases of the banned Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq on Thursday, local sources told Xinhua.

    The sources said that some Turkish warplanes flew over the areas of Haftanin, Kanemase, Amadiyah and Nerve-Rekan in northern Iraq.

    Soon after scouting flight, the Turkish warplanes bombed the PKK bases, said the sources.

    Turkey has been fighting with the PKK, which took up arms against the country in 1984 with the aim of creating an ethnic homeland in southeastern Turkey.

    More than 30,000 people have been killed in the over-two-decade conflict between the Turkish army and the PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey and the United States.

Editor: Bi Mingxin
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