October 7, 2008
ANKARA -- Turkish warplanes bombed a Kurdish rebel hideout in northern Iraq on Monday - the third air strike in retaliation for an attack that killed 15 soldiers three days ago.
The military said its warplanes bombed the Avasin Basyan region of northern Iraq after spotting a group of rebels. Turkish fighter jets had struck suspected rebel hideouts in northern Iraq on Friday and Saturday. And Turkish artillery units pounded suspected rebel positions in the Avasin Basyan region Sunday, the military statement said.
In northern Iraq, a rebel spokesman said the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, had suffered no casualties.