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Turkey sends troops into Iraq after PKK

Nov. 7, 2012 at 7:07 PM   |   Comments

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A Turkish military unit crossed the border into Iraq on Wednesday in an operation aimed at Kurdish rebel camps, officials said.

The Maroon Berets, part of a specially trained anti-terrorist force, moved about 3 miles from the border, Today's Zaman reported. They were returned to Turkey by air.

The newspaper said no information was available about any casualties.

Since 1984, about 50,000 of people have been killed in clashes between the Turkish military and the Kurdistan Workers Party, usually known by its Turkish acronym PKK.

Last month, the Turkish Parliament extended authorization for cross-border operations in Iraq by a year.

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