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Turkey pounds PKK with air strikes

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 01:00

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says PKK targets were hit in northern Iraq as Ankara launched its heaviest assault yet on Kurdish militants. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Turkey's heaviest assaults on Kurdish militants were aimed at six Kurdish Workers Party targets in northern Iraq. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told Parliament the strikes were a success. (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) TURKISH PRIME MINISTER, AHMET DAVUTOGLU, SAYING: "With a wave of strikes, we targeted all bases, storages, artillery storages of PKK in northern Iraq and all targets were directly hit. The mission was accomplished." Turkey began launching these strikes almost a week ago, targeting both the PKK in Iraq and Islamic State in northern Syria. But the assaults on the PKK have so far been much heavier than its strikes against IS, fueling suspicions that its real agenda is keeping Kurdish political and territorial ambitions in check, something the government denies.

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Turkey pounds PKK with air strikes

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 01:00