February 23, 2008
TURKEY has sent up to 10,000 troops into northern Iraq to hunt down Kurdish guerillas, despite earlier warnings from the United States against such a ground offensive.
Turkey Invades Iraq
Turkey’s military has sent 10,000 troops into northern Iraq in a land offensive against Kurdish Workers’ party (PKK) fighters based there.
The military said its forces had launched the cross-border land offensive backed by fighter jets on Thursday night.
Turkey ‘opens fire’ on PKK in Iraq
Al Jazeera English
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008
Turkey’s military has fired on positions in northern Iraq suspected to be held by Turkish Kurdish separatists, an Iraqi Kurdish official and a rebel spokesman have said.
There were no reports of casualties from the artillery attacks on Thursday on the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK), which seeks self-rule for Turkish Kurds in southeast Turkey.
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10,000 Turkish troops cross into northern Iraq to strike against suspected PKK targets
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Turkish forces storm into northern Iraq
Turkish ground forces have stormed the border into northern Iraq launching a major ground offensive that had been promised for many months.
Kurdish sources in the area have reported heavy fighting, but the number of casualties has been unconfirmed.
The United States was informed of the operation before it began and said Turkey had the right to defend itself. The UN secretary general has now urged Turkey to respect Iraq’s border.
Laurence Lee has the following report. AlJazeeraEnglish