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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – Turkey’s military says air raids two days ago have destroyed 16 Kurdish rebel facilities in northern Iraq.

The military says the strikes, just across the shared border, also hit areas where rebels gathered before infiltrating Turkey to carry out attacks. It says facilities destroyed include nine shelters and three equipment stockpiles.

The military released aerial video footage of the raids Saturday.

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, has been fighting for self-rule in southeastern Turkey since 1984. The violence has killed tens of thousands of people.

This year, Turkey launched several aerial attacks and one major ground operation against rebel bases across the border in Iraq.

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