Turkey, the NATO ally of the US, invaded Iraqi Kurdistan with between 3,000 and 10,000 troops and is facing heavy opposition from Kurdistan Peshmerga forces and from the Kurdish Workers Party paramilitaries. The Turkish military said in a statement 24 PKK rebels and five soldiers were killed in clashes in Iraq. It also said at least 20 rebels were killed in separate aerial attacks.'
The PKK has killed scores of Turkish soldiers in the past six months, and the Turks consider them a terrorist organization.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
I've been waiting for this since before the US invasion. The Turks have launched the largest invasion of Iraq since the US invasion. I heard the the US green-lighted this. From Juan Cole.
Posted by Ewan Compton