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Turkish warplanes hit Kurd rebel targets in Iraq | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – Turkey’s military says its warplanes struck Kurdish rebel targets overnight in northern Iraq.

A military statement says Air Force jets bombed targets in the Iraqi border regions of Zap and Avasin-Basyan on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Hours earlier 10 Turkish soldiers were killed in two separate attacks suspected of being launched by Kurdish rebels.

Turkish warplanes have often targeted rebel hideouts in northern Iraq from where guerrillas have staged hit-and-run attacks on Turkish targets for decades.

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, has been fighting for self-rule in Turkey’s southeast since 1984.