Turkey: Chopper went down in Iraq, 8 more soldiers killed in combat

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February 24, 2008 16:38

 
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Turkey's military said Sunday that one of its helicopters went down on the Turkish-Iraqi border and that eight more soldiers were killed in combat during its cross-border ground operation in northern Iraq. It was not clear if the eight were on board the helicopter. Kurdish rebels said earlier that they shot down a Turkish military helicopter near the Turkish border. The new deaths bring the announced Turkish military toll to 15.

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