US urges Iraq to act swiftly against Kurdish rebels

The White House on Monday urged the Iraqi government to act swiftly to stop Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq from mounting further cross-border attacks into Turkey.


White House spokesman Tony Fratto also said, "We do not want to see wider military action on the northern border." A Kurdish rebel attack that killed 12 Turkish soldiers on Sunday has added to concerns that Turkey may launch a military offensive in northern Iraq. (Reuters)