Turkey bombs Iraq —yet again!

Turkish jets and artillery fired missiles and shells on Kurdish guerilla camps in northern Iraq March 29, killing at least 15 PKK fighters, the General Staff said in a statement on its web site. The statement said guerillas had been launching attacks on Turkish territory from the camps. Turkey withdrew as many as 10,000 troops from northern Iraq on Feb. 29 after a week-long incursion in which 237 PKK fighters and 24 soldiers were reported killed. The Turkish military has carried out at least two other air-strikes on Iraq since the withdrawal. The General Staff said it was ready to meet “every threat against Turkey.” (Bloomberg, March 29)

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