Turkey: Kurdish Rebels Attacked
By Rizwan Khatik - Fri Aug 03, 5:03 am
Turkish warplanes and attack helicopters struck Kurdish rebel positions on Thursday in a major clash in a rugged area near Turkey’s borders with Iraq and Iran, an official said Thursday.
The official, Sedat Tore, the mayor of the Turkish town of Semdinli, said he had seen the aircraft flying toward Mount Goman on bombing missions.
Mr. Tore said Turkish troops and Kurdish rebels had been clashing in the area for about two weeks. The governor’s office said at least two soldiers had been killed and 14 wounded.
News reports said at least 37 rebels had been killed, but the authorities did not give a casualty figure for the rebels.