Turkey says 150 Kurdish fighters killed
Turkish airstrikes and artillery have hit more than 200 Kurdish targets in northern Iraq since Dec. 16, killing hundreds of gunmen, the military said Tuesday.
According to the AP, the military said in note posted on its Web site that on Dec. 16 alone between 150-175 Kurdish gunmen were killed in "unprotected buildings," and that the death toll does not include those who were killed in hideouts and caves. It said other hideouts were hit in a cross-border air operation, followed by artillery fire.
Meanwhile, Turkish warplanes bombed an area inside Iraq near the border with Turkey on Tuesday, but no one was hurt in the strike, an Iraqi Kurdish border guard official said. The official, Colonel Hussein Tamar, director of the border guard command in the Iraqi Kurdish province of Dahuk, told Reuters villages near the border were hit.