Turkish incursions into northern Iraq have killed 34 Kurdish fighters over the past few days, and the Turks today targeted positions along the border with airstrikes, Reuters reports. Some 300 troops have crossed into Iraq by 6 miles, and planes have struck as far as 13 miles. So far, though, Turkey has held off on any large-scale invasion feared by the US and Iraq, the Guardian reports.
"Further 'hot pursuit' raids into northern Iraq can be expected, though none have taken place today," says a military official, adding that all troops are back on home turf. Turkey, which has NATO's second-largest army, has massed 100,000 troops near the Iraq border—and the PM said yesterday that the nation "cannot wait forever" to strike.