45 Kurdish rebels killed in air strikes in northern Iraq: Turkish military

Ankara: Turkey's military says at least 45 Kurdish rebels were killed in the air strikes it conducted in
northern Iraq following the suicide car bombing in Ankara.

File image of blast in  Ankara. AFP

The blast in Ankara killed 37 people. AFP

Turkish F-16 and F4 jets raided Kurdistan Workers Party or PKK, positions across the border in Iraq yesterday, a day after the attack which killed 37 people. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says authorities are "almost certain" that the attack was the work of the PKK.

A military statement today said the air strikes killed 45 PKK rebels and destroyed two arms depots and two rocket launcher positions.

The military claim could not immediately be verified.


Updated Date: Mar 15, 2016 13:59 PM

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