Norway sent six F-16 fighter jets to Italy on Friday for possible NATO air strikes against Yugoslavia over its crackdown in its southern province of Kosovo.
Seventy-five people have been killed in a big Turkish military operation against Kurdish rebels in the mountainous southeast of the country, military officials said on Wednesday.
Turkey said four fighter aircraft belonging to its ancient rival Greece on Thursday trailed and obstructed two of its warplanes patrolling over the Aegean Sea.
Greek fighters on Tuesday intercepted about 16 Turkish jets that violated Greek airspace over the Aegean Sea and flew close to a helicopter carrying Defense Minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos, government officials said.
Israeli F-16s on Monday rocketed suspected Palestinian guerrilla targets south of Beirut. No casualties were reported in the attack -- the 66th air assault on Lebanon this year.
Turkish F-16s have begun flying over Cyprus armed with live ammunition for the first time in 10 months in retaliation for Greek participation in Greek Cypriot military maneuvers on Cyprus. The Turkish F-16 jets would thus have broken the agreement made with Washington last year not to fly armed over the island.
According to Greece, two Turkish F-16s buzzed the C-130 Hercules carrying the Greek Defense Minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos on Monday, before being intercepted by Greekjets taking part in a Greek-Cypriot military exercise on the divided island.
Turkish F-16 warplanes on Thursday again bombed PKK positions in northern Iraq, in the latest of an almost daily series of air raids across the border.
Turkish F-16s have destroyed 10 camps used by separatist Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq in a cross-border incursion this week, state-run Anatolian news agency reported.
Turkish security forces said on Monday they had killed 40 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels in clashes in the rugged southeast of the country.
Around 15, 000 Turkish troops entered northern Iraq three weeks ago in an offensive against the PKK. The rebels use the remote region to launch attacks in their fight for self-rule in southeastern Turkey. Although the operation has been condemned by Baghdad and much of the Arab world, the Turkish Air Force continues to bomb the PKK.