Turkish fighter jets have been in action again over northern Iraq. F16’s are believed to have attacked three Kurdish villages in the Qandil mountains, where Kurdish PKK rebels are thought to be holed-up. There were no reports of any casualties. The Kurdish authorities said most of the residents had already fled.
Turkey is claiming successes in its own “War on Terror”. It says it hit a PKK rebel command centre on Sunday, and that it has killed hundreds of rebels in the past 10 days. The PKK admits to losing just five.
While the international community remains concerned by the tens of thousands of Turkish troops stationed along the border, a Turkish ground invasion is considered unlikely in the winter.