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Turkey Kills 25 PKK Members in Bombing of Targets in North Iraq

July 03, 2012

The Turkish air force killed 25 members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, and wounded 23 in air strikes around Kandil mountain in northern Iraq on June 24, the armed forces in Ankara said in a statement on its website late yesterday.

The PKK, which is classified as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union, has been fighting for autonomy in largely Kurdish southeast Turkey for almost three decades, in a conflict that has left some 40,000 people dead.

To contact the reporter on this story: Benjamin Harvey in Istanbul at bharvey11@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Gavin Serkin at gserkin@bloomberg.net


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