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Ground forces continue cross-border op in N.Iraq

Ground forces continue cross-border op in N.Iraq

Ground forces continue cross-border op in N.Iraq

The General Staff yesterday stated that 33 PKK terrorists had been killed on the third day of the current cross-border operation including land forces into northern Iraq. The latest numbers put the number of terrorists killed from the beginning of the operation at 112. Land Forces Commander Gen. Ilker Basbug on Saturday went to the border region for inspections, and is commanding the operation from there. In related news, a delegation headed by Turkey's Special Representative to Iraq Oguz Celikkol will travel to Iraq this Wednesday. The trip follows President Abdullah Gul's invitation to his Iraqi counterpart Jalal Talabani to visit Ankara, and is set to discuss details of the invitation and the current operation.