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24 October 2007

Turkey Attacks Kurd Terrorists In Iraq ...

Well, whadaya know?

Surprise, surprise, eh?


What have we been telling anyone & everyone who was willing and/or wanted to be told? For a long time too.

Turkey shelling Kurd rebels in Iraq

By Selcan Hacaoglu, Associated Press Writer

ANKARA, Turkey

Turkish troops have shelled suspected Kurdish rebel positions in Iraq, a government official said Wednesday, as military and civilian leaders were expected to discuss the scope and duration of a cross-border incursion.

Turkish artillery units were shelling rebel positions as late as Tuesday night in northern Iraq, a government official said on condition of anonymity, because he was not authorized to speak to the media. The strikes were in retaliation for a rebel ambush on Sunday that killed 12 soldiers and apparently led to the capture of eight.

The official did not say which areas were targeted and refused to give further information.

Local media have reported that Turkish jets have struck targets inside of [Iraq] since Sunday's attack, but the government official denied that air power was used.

Iraqi Kurdish officials have confirmed Turkish shelling along the border area.


Turkey seems willing to refrain from invading Iraq until at least early next month, when it is scheduled to host foreign ministers for a meeting about Iraq. U.S.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has proposed a meeting among the United States, Iraq and Turkey during the Nov. 2-3 conference in Istanbul.

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Anonymous martha said...

Yep, you said their patience wasn't unlimited and that they'd become tired of B/S broken promise after broken promise. The norm for Bushco though - right?

5:51 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boom, boom. Turkey's patience has finally run out by the looks of it.

They're not just shelling any more, they've sent bombers and helicopter gunships across the Iraq border.

6:09 pm  
Anonymous pimpernel said...

Latest - escalation. But they're not admitting to crossing the border.

54 minutes ago

CIZRE, Turkey - Turkish warplanes and helicopter gunships reportedly pounded Kurdish rebel positions along the Turkey-Iraq border Wednesday, broadening military operations against insurgents amid persistent fears Turkey will launch a major offensive inside Iraq.

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10:43 pm  
Anonymous Tazmanian said...

Ofcourse the patience of the Turks has ran out!! Those Kurdish terrorists have been emboldened by Bushco into thinking they're some kind of a nation state and entirely under Bushco protection. Well wakey wakey. In actual fact they've been suckered just like many others before them by Uncle Sam and no they'll not be last. I'm amazed the Turkish government has been so slow in reacting. I suppose the next thing is for Erdogan and Gul to be castigated as "Islamists" How I hate that meaningless word. How come I don't hear of Bushco et al being called Christianists?

5:04 pm  
Blogger Wolfie said...

More proxy US vs. Europe shenanigans. When will we learn?

2:10 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And -- when will we [re]act -- in a suitably appropriate way?

4:10 pm  

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