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Turkey conducts rare strike in Iraq's Sulaimaniyah province against PKK

Most Turkey-PKK fighting takes place in other parts of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq where Turkey has military bases.
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

Turkey bombed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in Iraq’s Sulaimaniyah province, Turkish authorities announced today. Turkey-PKK clashes in this area in the Kurdistan Region near the Iranian border are relatively uncommon.

Turkish armed forces and intelligence operatives either killed or captured five PKK fighters in the Asos area, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu News Agency reported today. The fighters died in an aerial attack, the Turkish Ministry of Defense said. Anadolu also reported today that five PKK fighters were either killed or captured in the Hakurk and Haftanin areas. Turkey often does not specify whether it has killed or captured PKK fighters, instead using the term “neutralized.”

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