Turkish Air Force Strikes Targets Inside Iraq

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MSNBC reported earlier today that Turkey's Prime Minister says their Air Forces have hit targets in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq. More from MSNBC:

Turkish forces hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, Turkey’s deputy prime minister said Friday.

The state-run Anatolia news agency reported that Turkish aircraft attacked suspected rebel positions that were detected during reconnaissance flights. There were no reports of guerrilla casualties. Read more...

UPDATE: (Nicole) It appears that there is much confusion over this story...after all three cable networks reported the air strikes as a breaking story Friday morning, they stopped reporting it by Friday evening. What little news out there is contradictory: in one, the US is considering air strikes themselves;in another, they advocate diplomacy; in a third, they claim the time for diplomacy is over and then, perhaps most typically, officials say they'll do nothing at all. Whether this is due to a lazy or incompetent media or through deliberate obfuscation on the part of State Department, I can't tell, but it is clear that we're not getting the full story.


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