Turkey sends tanks into Iraq

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The Independent Online
ANKARA (Reuter) - Turkey has sent tanks into northern Iraq to bolster its campaign against Kurdish separatist guerrillas, military officials said yesterday.

Twenty tanks crossed the Hezil river on the border north of the Iraqi town of Zakho on Monday. The tanks had linked up with Iraqi Kurdish guerrillas to close off escape routes of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, officials said. An Iraqi Kurdish official said the rebel Turkish Kurds had agreed to stop attacking Turkey from bases in Iraqi Kurdistan.