Turkish Jets Strike Northern Iraq, Kill 25 Kurd Rebels
[An Nahar] Turkish air strikes killed 25 Kurdish rebels inside northern Iraq in the past few days as heavy army-rebel fighting inside Turkey killed at least 461 people this year, the army said Monday.
"An air operation has been staged against 14 targets of the separatist terrorist organization in the north of Iraq between September 5 and 9," the chief of staff said in an online statement.
"According to initial data, 25 Islamic fascisti have been rendered ineffective," a term often cited by the military for rebel deaths.
The army also added it destroyed dozens of rebel shelters, several ammunition depots and rebel anti-aircraft during the cross-border operation.
The statement came after an earlier announcement on casualty figures throughout the year inside the country.
According to the army figures, 461 people were killed this year in almost 1,000 operations in the country's southeast, reported the private NTV news channel.
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