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Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish militant targets in northern Iraq and southeast Turkey and the army killed 27 fighters near its borders with Iraq and Iran, the armed forces said on Sunday.

Gun positions, shelters and caves used by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in the Gara area of northern Iraq and the countryside of Lice district in Diyarbakir province, were completely destroyed by air strikes, according to the statement.

Despite no death toll was given, however state-run Anadolu Agency cited security sources as saying small groups of PKK militants were killed in those strikes.

Moreover, 7 PKK militants were killed in a clash in Semdinli near the Iraqi and Iranian borders on Saturday, while air strikes in Semdinli on Friday killed 20 PKK fighters, it said.

Over than 1,000 people, mostly PKK fighters, were killed in three months of clashes in those areas, security sources say.