Turkish force enter Iraq to hunt Kurdish rebel
Sept.8, Ankara: Turkish forces have crossed into Iraq to hunt Kurdish militants. It is for the first time since a ceasefire two years ago. The officials said that the incursion was for a short term in pursuit of Kurdish Worker’s Party (PKK) rebels.
Turkey has taken the move following deadly attacks by PKK on Turkish forces in the past two days. An attack on a police minibus in eastern Igdir province on Tuesday claimed at least 12 lives, while PKK bombs killed at least 16 Turkish soldiers on Sunday.
Turkish warplanes has also launched air strikes on PKK bases in northern Iraq on Tuesday.
Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu has pledged to wipe out rebel strongholds.
The Oslo Times