Turkey Launches New Airstrike in Iraq

Military reports 'neutralizing' Kurdish rebels
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2008 9:30 AM CDT
Turkish soldiers are seen during an operation against separatist Kurdish rebels at an undisclosed location on the Turkish-Iraqi border.   (AP Photo/Turkish General Staff, HO)
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(Newser) – Turkey's air force flew into northern Iraq this morning, firing on a group of Kurdish guerrillas who officials said were attempting to cross the border, Reuters reports. The strikes "neutralized" several members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, said Turkish military authorities. The Kurdish separatist group confirmed the Turkish attack but claimed there were no casualties.