The Latest: Turkey airstrikes hits Kurdish positions in Iraq

February 18, 2016 8:23 AM

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Turkey’s military says its jets hit Kurdish rebel positions across the border in northern Iraq, following a suicide bombing that targeted military personnel in Ankara killed 28 people.

The military said Thursday the warplanes struck the region of Haftanin in northern Iraq, targeting a group of some 60-70 rebels of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK. It said the raids were conducted on Wednesday night. The military said the group included a number of senior PKK leaders.

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