Terrorist Turkey bombarded PKK targets with Jets over northern Iraq

Turkish jets pound PKK targets in northern Iraq

Sun Oct 7, 2012 5:40PM GMT

Turkish warplanes have pounded suspected PKK positions in northern Iraq, a few days after Baghdad announced it intends to end Ankara’s military presence in the country.

According to sources in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region, the Turkish cross-border strike on Saturday caused no casualties, but inflicted damage on the farmlands of Sidkan region, north of Arbil.

A member of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) confirmed the attack, saying Turkish jets pounded several targets in the Qandil Mountains of northern Iraq but no PKK members or Turkish civilians were killed in the airstrike.

On Tuesday, Iraq’s cabinet called for the abrogation of treaties permitting foreign forces in the country with the aim of ending Turkey’s military presence in the north.

Since the 1990s, Turkey has maintained several military bases in autonomous Kurdistan region of north Iraq, where the Kurdistan Workers’ Party which has been fighting for an autonomous Kurdish region inside Turkey since the 1980s, also has bases.

One of Turkey’s military bases is located in Bamerni region of Dohuk province, one of the three provinces that make up Iraq’s Kurdistan region. Turkey has also three permanent military bases in Kani Massi, Dera Luk and Sirsi, where it deploys troops year-round.

The Ankara-PKK conflict has left over 45,000 people dead.

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