Turkish Army says it crossed Iraq border
ANKARA, Turkey -- The army announced late on Friday (May 7th) that its forces crossed the southern border with Iraq in an operation against the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), entering its neighbour's territory with gunships and unmanned drones.
Five suspected militants were killed in a strike conducted at the weekend. The army later said it attacked after PKK members fired at its helicopters.
In other news, one Turkish solider died and another was injured by a landmine in the southeast Hakkari province Monday. It happened near the border village of Daglica, an area where the PKK is active. (Zaman, UPI, AFP, Anadolu news agency, AFP - 10/05/10)