24 Kurdish rebels among 29 killed in Iraq

February 23rd, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by admin  

Ankara, Feb 23 (DPA) The Turkish military has said five soldiers and 24 Kurdish rebels were killed in clashes during its operations in northern Iraq. In the first casualty figures given since the incursions began Thursday night, the Turkish General Staff in a statement posted on its website late Friday said that the troops also wounded a “large number” of Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) guerrillas.

The statement also claimed that at least 20 PKK rebels had been “rendered ineffective” by Turkish artillery and attack helicopter strikes.

The statement did not say where the clashes took place.

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