Report: 12 warplanes take-off from base in S.E. Turkey

By REUTERS
August 18, 2011 22:26

 
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DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - At least 12 warplanes took off from an air base in southeastern Turkey on Thursday around 1830 GMT, a Reuters witness said, but it was not immediately clear where they were headed.

The Turkish military were not immediately available for comment on the warplanes' destination. Turkey launched a heavy air and artillery assault on Kurdish guerrilla targets in northern Iraq overnight on Wednesday.

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