Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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Turkish strikes kill girl in Iraq's north

Teenage girl's family also wounded in strikes against Kurdish rebel positions in self-rule region

A local official says Turkish air raids in Iraq's Kurdish north have killed a teenage girl - the first reported civilian death from shelling that began last week.


Turkish warplanes often bomb suspected Turkish Kurdish rebel positions in the self-rule mountainous region. But the areas are sparsely populated and many have fled the villages being targeted.


Karmang Ezzat, mayor of the Soran border town, said Sunday that the girl's mother and 3-year-old brother also were wounded in the previous night's attack.


He says the planes pounded seven villages in Irbil province in a raid that started at 8:30 pm and lasted about 90 minutes.


Turkey says Kurdish rebels have killed 12 Turkish soldiers in the recent fighting.


פרסום ראשון: 06.20.10, 17:36
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