Turkey Bombs Iraq PKK Bases

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    Go Turkey.

    Fuck up those terrorists!
     
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    Turkish Planes Again Bomb Kurdish Rebels in Iraq
    Thursday, August 18th, 2011 at 10:06 pm UTC
    Posted 53 seconds ago

    Turkish warplanes have attacked separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party positions in northern Iraq for the second straight night.

    The latest strikes, carried out late Thursday, again targeted areas in Iraq's Kandil region near the Iranian border. PKK forces use the mountains of northern Iraq as a sanctuary to launch attacks in southeastern Turkey.

    Ankara launched the air raids after PKK rebels ambushed a military convoy in Turkey, killing at least eight Turkish soldiers near the border with Iraq.

    Also Thursday, Turkey's National Security Council met to discuss the situation, saying it would adopt a “more effective and decisive stance” in the fight against terrorism. It did not elaborate on what those measures would be.

    Turkey, the United States, and the European Union consider the PKK a terrorist group.

    A rebel spokesperson told VOA that Turkey's offensive the previous night failed to inflict any casualties on PKK forces. He said the strikes destroyed only one home and damaged a power distribution unit.

    The PKK's response follows confirmation from the Turkish military that it launched artillery strikes and sent its warplanes across the border with Iraq late Wednesday as part of an attack on 60 PKK targets. The military said it would continue such operations until the PKK is “rendered ineffective” but that it was showing “necessary sensitivity” to avoid harming civilians.

    The raids on the Kandil and Zap regions, among others, mark Turkey's first cross-border offensive in a year. Iraqi government officials Thursday objected to the raid as a violation of Iraq's sovereignty.

    The renewed violence comes days after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara's “patience is running out” with the rebels, who have waged a campaign for autonomy in the country's largely Kurdish southeast since 1984. The conflict has killed more than 40,000 people.

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    It's a good journalist.
    He says, USA has delivered thermobaric bombs it used in Afghanistan
    Harekatinn ayrintilari - Yigit Bulut aktardi - HABERTÜRK

    Rest of bombardment is with Mark-82/-84 bombs.

    After yesterday's Air-bombardment the Army also said, that the Artillery fired on 168 locations. But it didn't say what type of Artillery was used.
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkeOHh8AoBM]FUTURE WEPONS air fuel bomb THERMOBARIQUE - YouTube[/ame]
    FUTURE WEPONS air fuel bomb THERMOBARIQUE
     
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    Must be this one, it destroys targets buried in bunkers or caves and that is where the Kurd leaders are located.
    BLU-118/B Thermobaric Weapon Demonstration / Hard Target Defeat Program
     
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    Heavy image-load

    Yes, terrain is very differently than the desert/flat-lands of Iraq you see on American TV.
    The terrain is more like Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

    Their main camp is a mountain-range of about 80 KM which stretches both into Iraq and Iran
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    The Iraqi-Turkish border where they have smaller camps looks like this. That's also the reason why we have so much problems with their infiltration. They come in 2-3 people groups and plant mines:

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    Our only border-gate with Iraq is Habur.
    Everything west of it is practically PKK operation area.

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    A better map of the area

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    Giving freely Interviews with "Operation Iraqi Freedom"

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