Turks attack rebel Kurds
Friday 16 May 1997
Turkish troops, tanks and air-power pounded rebel Kurdish positions inside northern Iraq on the second day of a sweep through the remote mountain region, apparently to prevent cross-border raids by guerrillas. F-4 fighter- bombers from two south-eastern Turkish bases struck camps of the separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Iraq, while Cobra helicopters continued the assault on rebel units. The state-run Anatolian news agency said at least 30 PKK rebels were killed. Reuters - Turkish-Iraqi border
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