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Turkish jets strike PKK targets in northern Iraq stronghold

AP  |  Ankara 

Turkey's said today its warplanes have struck 12 Kurdish rebel targets in cross-border raids in northern Iraq, where it is broadening its operations and vowing to destroy a stronghold of the fighters.

The said jets overnight hit shelters, weapon positions and ammunition depots used by the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, in northern Iraq's Hakurk, Avasin-Basyan and Qandil regions.

The is where senior PKK leadership is believed to maintain headquarters. says has reinforced its bases in northern and will remain in the region until the PKK ceases to be threat to

Canikli denied that Turkey's operations against Qandil were aimed at stoking nationalist sentiment ahead of the country's June 24 elections.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 16:30 IST