Turkey air strike kills 35 near Kurdish village
An air strike by Turkish warplanes near a Kurdish village of Uludere in Sirnak, close to the border with Iraq has left 35 people dead.
December 29, 2011
(BBC) Ankara - The attack took place near the village of Uludere in Sirnak province in southeastern Turkey, according to the Dogan news agency. The Turkish military said it had targeted suspected Kurdish militants. In a statement, Turkey's general staff said the area attacked on Wednesday night was inside northern Iraq and had no civilian population. It added that the raid was launched following information that the group planned to attack Turkish security bases. One report said that smugglers had been spotted by unmanned drones and were mistaken for Kurdish rebels.
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