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Turkey launches new wave of attacks against PKK

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By Euronews  with Reuters
Turkey launches new wave of attacks against PKK

<p>Turkey has kept up its air attacks against <span class="caps">ISIL</span> militants in Syria and launched a new wave of strikes against Kurdish insurgent camps in Iraq..</p> <p>Ankara has also called for a special <span class="caps">NATO</span> meeting on Tuesday to discuss its security concerns.</p> <p>On Sunday Turkish troops set up checkpoints in the south east of the country following <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/26/turkey-peace-process-kurds-splinters-car-bomb-kills-soldiers">a car bombing of a military vehicle</a> in which two Turkish soldiers were killed and four others were wounded.</p> <p>Kurdish <span class="caps">PKK</span> rebels are thought to have been responsible for the roadside attack. ( Kurdistan Workers Party).</p> <p>Turkey’s simultaneous targeting of <span class="caps">ISIL</span> and the <span class="caps">PKK</span> is said by Ankara to be part of a campaign that will help create safe zones against extremists. But residents in northern Iraq where the rebel camps of the <span class="caps">PKK</span> are located have expressed concern.</p> <p>“Yesterday, at about 11pm, Turkish fighter jets came and hit our village with 10 rockets. We and our children were really scared. They even bombed our water supply,” said one man who lives in the village of Amadiya in northern Iraq.</p> <p>The lapse into serious conflict between Turkey and the <span class="caps">PKK</span> has raised doubts about the future of peace efforts with Turkey’s own Kurdish foes that started in 2012 after 28 years of bloodshed, but which have recently stalled.</p>