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)
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
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.