"It is the biggest cross-border operation in the past four months or so," a military official in the eastern Turkish town of Tunceli said. The regional governor's office in Diyarbakir said troops began to pull back towards Turkey after killing 44 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels. Three troops were wounded. Reuter - Tunceli, Turkey
Turkish troops backed by air power killed dozens of Kurdish guerrillas in a cross-border raid against a rebel base in the mountains of northern Iraq.