Turkish army kills 15 rebel fighters

March 30th, 2008 - 12:14 am ICT by admin  

Ankara, March 29 (DPA) The Turkish army killed 15 fighters from the banned Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) on the border with neighbouring Iraq, the General Staff said here Saturday. The group had attempted to infiltrate into Turkey from northern Iraq to carry out an attack, the military said. Turkish troops had opened fire. The number of people killed was based on an investigation of the hostilities.

On Friday, the Turkish air force patrolled large parts of the border area. The Turkish army infiltrated into northern Iraq with ground troops to crush the PKK.

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