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Arbil, Iraq (AFP) Nov 13, 2011
Turkish warplanes bombed the Qandil border area in Iraqi Kurdistan on Sunday for about an hour, a spokesman for the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) separatist group said.
Dozdar Hammo said that Turkish jets began bombing the area, in which the PKK has bases, around 11:00 am (0800 GMT) and continued for about an hour.
He did not provide any additional details.
The Turkish military launched an operation in northern Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region after a PKK attack last month killed 24 soldiers in the town of Cukurca near the Iraqi border, the army's biggest loss since 1993.
Listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey and much of the international community, the PKK took up arms for Kurdish independence in southeastern Turkey in 1984, sparking a conflict that has claimed some 45,000 lives.
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Wounded UK soldiers face sack in speeded-up cuts: report
London (AFP) Nov 12, 2011
Britain is considering letting go 16,500 soldiers by 2015 - more than double the number originally proposed - with wounded soldiers among them, the Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. The newspaper quoted a leaked internal memo which says 2,500 wounded soldiers, including 350 who have lost limbs, will not be spared in the ongoing defence cuts. The classified document, sent to commanders ... read more
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