Kurdish missiles alarm Turkey

A Turkish military spokesman said Kurdish rebels had used sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles to shoot down two army helicopters on a mission in northern Iraq.

General Erol Ozkasnak said the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels had for the first time gained access to such weaponry from countries which Turkey accuses of supporting the rebels. He said the PKK used SA-7 missiles to bring down a troop carrier with 11 officers and soldiers on board earlier this week. Reuters - Ankara