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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-29-11 04:37 AM
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Turkey air strike kills 23 near Kurdish village
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Source: BBC

An air strike near a Kurdish village by Turkish warplanes close to the border with Iraq has left at least 23 people dead, officials say.

One report said that smugglers had been spotted by unmanned drones and mistaken for Kurdish rebels.

The attack, on Wednesday night, took place near the village of Uludere in Sirnak province in south-eastern Turkey, according to Dogan news agency. <snip>

Smuggling of fuel and cigarettes is said to be commonplace between villages along the Iraqi border. But rebels from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) have crossed the border into Turkey to stage attacks on Turkish forces.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16352388



Barrels of diesel fuel being carried by mules exploded in the incident, according to the article.
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