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March 31, 2023

Turkey ‘bombs PKK Iraq hideouts’

Turkish warplanes have bombed suspected Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, Turkey’s military says, according to the BBC. The jets hit caves and hideouts in the regions of Zap and Hakurk late on Saturday before returning to base, the military said in a statement. No further details were given. The rebel Kur­dis­tan Workers’ Party (PKK) has been fighting for autonomy in Turkey’s largely Kurdish south-east since 1984 in a conflict that has claimed tens of thousands of lives. Northern Iraq has long been used as a base by the PKK for attacks inside Turkey.

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