Middle East News
Turkish tanks seen moving towards Iraqi borders
Nov 16, 2007, 12:01 GMT
Duhuk, Iraq- Turkish tanks were seen Friday moving towards the northern Iraqi borders to hunt down the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) rebels, the independent Voices of Iraq (VOI) news agency reported quoting border guards and witnesses.
'More than 17 Turkish tanks drew near 3 kilometres from the district of Zakho, close to the Iraqi-Turkish borders in the Kurdish autonomous region,' Colonel Hussein Tamr told VOI.
Witnesses from the village of Qargula, west of Zakho near the border, said they saw the Turkish tanks.
The Turkish forces were authorized by the parliament to launch cross-border operations to seek out PKK rebels from the.
The PKK had been launching attacks on Turkey from the rugged Qandil mountains of northern Iraq.© 2007 dpa - Deutsche Presse-Agentur