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Turkey bombs PKK in northern Iraq for first time since failed coup

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Turkey bombs PKK in northern Iraq for first time since failed coup

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For the first time since last Friday’s failed coup, state media says that Turkish warplanes have carried out air strikes against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party or PKK in northern Iraq.

F-16 fighter jets are said to have killed 20 Kurdish militants in the Hakurk region, late on Tuesday night.



Turkey frequently launches air attacks against PKK targets in mountainous northern Iraq near the Turkish border, where the group’s leadership has camps.

A ceasefire between Turkey and the PKK fell apart last year, triggering some of the worst violence in the three decades of the Kurdish insurgency.

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