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Turkish jets hit PKK targets in northern Iraq

Turkish warplanes hit the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq on Monday, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement.

The Turkish F-16 fighters conducted an operation at 12:30 local time (0930 GMT) on the targets of the PKK in Gara region of northern Iraq, the statement said.

Meanwhile, the Turkish land forces continued the anti-terror operations in southeastern Turkish province of Hakkari on Monday after two soldiers were killed and five others injured in Semdinli district of Hakkari near the Turkish-Iraqi border.

Over 600 members of Turkish security forces and thousands of PKK members have been killed in confrontations in Turkey and northern Iraq since July of 2015, local media said.

More than 40,000 people have lost their lives in clashes with the PKK since 1984, when the group first started anti-government attacks.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by the United States, the European Union and Turkey.

[Source: Xinhua, Ankara, 29Aug16]

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