Middle East News
Iranian military infiltrates Iraqi Kurdish territory
Jun 1, 2010, 16:14 GMT
Cairo - The Iranian army has entered Iraqi Kurdish territory and created a number of military posts there, the Iraqi Kurdish news agency Peyanmar reported on Tuesday.
Iranian forces have entered eight kilometres into the autonomous Kurdish territory, the agency said.
Around 220 families from the province of Erbil had been forced to flee, it continued.
Turkey and Iran usually use airstrikes or artillery to attack the bases of Kurdish rebel organisations such as the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq.
In a one-week Turkish operation in February 2008, 240 PKK fighters and 27 soldiers were killed, according to Turkish authorities.