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Turkish F-16s bomb rebel positions

October 24, 2007 (by Lieven Dewitte) - Turkish F-16s reportedly attacked positions of Kurdish rebels along its rugged border with Iraq on Wednesday, as Turkey's military stepped up its anti-rebel operations.

A TuAF F-16 buzzing over the country side.

The armed jets took off from Diyarbakir air base located in the South East of Turkey and bombed mountain paths in Turkey used by rebels to infiltrate from neighboring Iraq.

On Sunday, Turkish helicopter gunships have penetrated into Iraqi territory and troops have shelled suspected Kurdish rebel positions across the border in Iraq, a government official said Wednesday.