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Turks hit 152 targets in northern Iraq

ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Turkey's military said Wednesday it has hit 152 targets of the Kurdistan Workers' Party in northern Iraq since launching an air offensive Aug. 17.

A statement released by the Turkish General Staff said airstrikes against the terrorist group will continue once new targets have been selected, Today's Zaman reported.

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Turkey charges the PKK -- the Kurdish language acronym for the Kurdistan Workers' Party -- is using the mountains of northern Iraq to launch attacks on southeastern Turkey.

Earlier the Turkish General Staff released images of the military's offensive showing laser-guided bombs hitting PKK targets such as depots, hiding places and anti-aircraft stations.

The PKK has been fighting against Turkey for an autonomous Kurdistan since 1984.

The United States and the European Union have designated the PKK as a terrorist organization.

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