Turkey shells Kurdish militants in Iraq

Fri 30 November 2012 06:31 GMT | 06:31 Local Time

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Turkish armed forces have shelled the camp of militants of the separatist Workers Party of Kurdistan in Northern Iraq.

The statement came local media.

It is reported that the strikes were on zenith batteries, shelters and infrastructure of separatists. The air raid was held in the regions of Zap, Avashin, Haftanin and Metina regions. It involved bombarders F-16 of the second tactical command of the Turkish armed forces, dislocated on the base in Diyarbakir province in the southeast of the country.

Earlier the Turkish  army eliminated 42 PKK militants.

In September Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the Turkish army terminated about 500 PKK militants in a month. "If the terrorist organization lays down the weapon, the operation against PKK will be stopped. Otherwise, we will oppose terrorists decisively", Erdogan said.

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