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Turkish airstrikes target PKK rebels in Iraqi Kurdistan

Turkey claims its military operations against PKK rebels are more effective than ever thanks to drones.
A Turkish F-16 fighter jet takes off from Incirlik airbase in the southern city of Adana, Turkey, July 27, 2015. To match Insight TURKEY-SECURITY/AIRFORCE  REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File Photo - S1AEULZGSTAA

For the second day, Turkish fighter jets pounded Kurdish rebels wedged between the borders of Turkey, Iran and Iraq. The operations are part of a fresh offensive against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Turkey’s Defense Ministry announced today.

The ministry said Turkish forces had struck ammunition depots and shelters used by the rebels in the Avashin area in Iraqi Kurdistan.

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