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Turkey launches land offensive into Iraq

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February 22, 2008
International News
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“Thousands of Turkish troops have crossed into northern Iraq in their hunt for Kurdish PKK guerrillas, a senior military source said on Friday, in an escalation of a conflict that could destabilize the region.

Turkey’s military said the land offensive — the first major incursion in a decade — had fighter aircraft in support. Turkish TV said up to 10,000 troops had entered Iraq.” (Reuters)