Turkish forces cross into Iraq for short-term PKK operation

'Hor pursuit' of rebels who killed 16 soldiers Sunday

(ANSA) - Rome, September 8 - Turkish ground forces crossed into northern Iraq for a "short-term" operation in pursuit of Kurdish rebels, a Turkish government official said Tuesday.
    The troops crossed the border as part of a "hot pursuit" of PKK rebels who were involved in a roadside bomb attack that killed 16 soldiers on Sunday, the government official said.
   

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