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Turkish Jets Hit Kurdish Militant Targets In Northern Iraq

Turkey has carried out new air raids on suspected Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq.

The Turkish military said on December 9 that the overnight raids "destroyed" targets of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in four areas.

A PKK spokesman in Iraq, Dahmat Agit, said the strikes targeted three villages, adding that no PKK members were killed in the raid.

Turkey has been waging an offensive against PKK strongholds in the southeast of the country and in northern Iraq following the collapse in July of a two-year cease-fire with rebels.

Meanwhile, PKK militants have killed dozens of police and soldiers in attacks.

A bomb-disposal police officer was killed by sniper fire on December 9 in the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakir, which has been under military curfew for eight days.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP

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