Turkish military: Over 150 Kurdish rebels killed in Iraq during past week

An air raid in northern Iraq earlier this week killed more than 150 Kurdish rebels, reported the Turkish military Saturday. The military said it successfully hit all its targets in a three-hour air operation on Mount Qandil. The raid ended early Friday. The military had said earlier its warplanes bombed the Kurdish rebel group PKK deep inside Iraq but had not given casualty figures. The leadership of the Kurdish rebel group is believed to be hiding in the Qandil region - about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the Turkish border.