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Turkish jets target PKK in Iraq

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The Turkish military has said its warplanes have attacked Kurdish separatist targets in northern Iraq.

The military, in a statement on its website, said 13 targets were "successfully hit" in the raids.

There was no information on any casualties suffered by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Wednesday's attacks, in the Zap region, were the latest in a series carried out by Turkey since it intensified operations at the end of last year.

The Turkish statement said its military would press ahead with anti-PKK operations inside Turkey and across the border in Iraq "according to military needs".

Turkey accuses PKK rebels of using hideouts in northern Iraq as part of their campaign for self-rule in mainly Kurdish south-east Turkey.

Some 40,000 people have been killed since the PKK launched its campaign in 1984.



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