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

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

<p>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 <span class="caps">PKK</span> in northern Iraq.</p> <p>F-16 fighter jets are said to have killed 20 Kurdish militants in the Hakurk region, late on Tuesday night.</p> <br /> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Turkey launches first air strikes on PKK in Iraq since attempted coup <a href="https://t.co/JHybzyo2FE">https://t.co/JHybzyo2FE</a> <a href="https://t.co/snjd9sdqA2">pic.twitter.com/snjd9sdqA2</a></p>— Hürriyet Daily News (@HDNER) <a href="https://twitter.com/HDNER/status/755687480947376128">20 juillet 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <br /> <p>Turkey frequently launches air attacks against PKK targets in mountainous northern Iraq near the Turkish border, where the group’s leadership has camps.</p> <p>A ceasefire between Turkey and the <span class="caps">PKK</span> fell apart last year, triggering some of the worst violence in the three decades of the Kurdish insurgency.</p>