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Casualties following Turkish bombardment on Iraq's Kurdistan

Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 00:55

The president of Iraq's Kurdistan region condemns a Turkish airstrikes that he says killed civilians in a village in northern Iraq. Gavino Garay reports.

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Tragedy at the site of a Turkish airstrike in in northern Iraq. The president of Iraq's Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, said a Turkish aerial bombardment on the village of Zargala killed a number of civilians. Turkey has repeatedly attacked the camps of pro-Kurdish PKK militants in northern Iraq in the past week .... Saying the strikes are a response to a series of targeted killings of Turkish police and soldiers by the militant group. At least 260 Kurdish militants have been killed since the air campaign began. The PKK has waged a decades-long insurgency against Turkey... in a conflict that has left 40,000 people dead. Ankara is looking into the claim of civilian casualties from the bombardments, while President Barzani is urging a return to Turkey's peace process with the militants.

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Casualties following Turkish bombardment on Iraq's Kurdistan

Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 00:55