300 Turkish troops cross into northern Iraq

The Turkish army sent 300 soldiers about three kilometers into northern Iraq on Tuesday, a spokesman for Kurdish security forces said. The troops crossed into an area near the border with Iran, about 120 kilometers north of the city of Irbil, said Jabar Yawar, a spokesman for Kurdistan's Peshmerga security forces. It was not immediately clear what time the incursion took place or whether the Turkish troops were still in Iraq.