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Turkey-Iraq Border Tensions, Fighting Continue

December 23, 2007
A Turkish soldier patrols in an army vehicle on a road near ... 

A Turkish soldier patrols in an army vehicle on a road near Yuksekova in southeastern Turkey, bordering Iraq, December 22, 2007.Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish guerrilla targets in northern Iraq on Saturday, the General Staff said, in Turkey’s latest cross-border offensive. The military said in a statement posted on its webpage that the offensive against outlawed separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) guerrillas inside Turkey and across the border in northern Iraq would continue. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkish fighter jets bombed Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq on Sunday, a spokesman for security forces in the Kurdish-run region said.

The spokesman, Jabar Yawar, said the jets bombed an area about 50 miles north of Irbil near the border with Turkey for about an hour and a half. He said there were no civilian casualties because the area was deserted due to a fear of Turkish attacks.

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