Turkey says its air strikes kill 26 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

ISTANBUL - The Turkish military said on Friday air strikes its forces carried out killed 26 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in northern Iraq's Qandil mountain region on June 12, the state-run news agency Anadolu reported.
The PKK, which has fought a decades-old insurgency against the state in southeastern Turkey, has bases in the Qandil region. President Tayyip Erdogan recently vowed to "drain the terror swamp" in Qandil.
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