Turkish military says 30 Kurdish militants killed in air strikes in northern Iraq

September 5, 2016 11:38 AM EDT

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ANKARA (Reuters) - The Turkish military said on Monday it had killed 30 Kurdish militants, including some senior figures, in air strikes a day earlier in northern Iraq based on tip-offs and information from drones and reconnaissance vehicles.

Turkish warplanes have repeatedly carried out air strikes in northern Iraq targeting the bases of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in the Qandil mountains after a ceasefire between the state and the group broke down last summer.

(Reporting by Orhan Coskun; Writing by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Nick Tattersall)

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