Turkey bombs PKK targets inside Iraq as US soldier killed
Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) targets inside northern Iraq on Friday and Saturday, the General Staff said, according to Reuters. Turkish troops also fired on the PKK targets from the ground, it said in a statement on its website on Saturday.
Army sources had said on Friday that an air operation was carried out on Friday at around 1630 GMT.
Meanwhile, an American soldier has been killed in a roadside bombing south of Baghdad, bringing the US death toll in Iraq to 38 in April, the military said. A statement issued Friday said the Multi-National Divisio-Center soldier was killed the day before.
The latest death brings to 38 the number of US troops killed so far this month and to at least 4,051 the military's total losses in Iraq since the March 2003 US-led invasion of the country.