DEATH TO ANTARCTICA!!!
- May 14, 2009
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Bloody hypocrisy for breakfast, bloody hypocrisy for lunch, bloody hypocrisy for dinner.Turkish troops cross into north Iraq
Warplanes, elite soldiers chase down Kurdish rebels
By SUZAN FRASER
Associated Press Writer
updated 1:55 p.m. ET June 16, 2010
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey sent hundreds of elite troops into northern Iraq on Wednesday to chase Kurdish guerrillas in an operation that could increase tensions with the semiautonomous Kurdish region.
The soldiers killed four rebels escaping after a failed attack on a Turkish unit near the border, the Turkish military said. It did not report any of its own casualties. The soldiers, supported by Turkish warplanes, were remaining in northern Iraq, the military said. It did not say when the troops would withdraw.
The military has repeatedly staged air and ground assaults against Kurdish rebel bases in northern Iraq. The last major incursion was in February 2008, when thousands of ground forces staged a weeklong offensive into Iraq.
Iraqi Kurds have been cooperating with Turkey in its fight against the rebels, sharing intelligence on the guerrillas movements and positions. However, the incursion could trigger protests from Baghdad and the semiautonomous Iraqi Kurdish region, especially if it is a prolonged one.
The military said on its website that three commando companies and one special forces battalion penetrated 2 miles (3 kilometers) into Iraq.
Turkish troops cross into north Iraq - Conflict in Iraq- msnbc.com
Bloody hypocrisy, anyone?