ISTANBUL, Nov 9 (KUNA) -- Turkish forces are reportedly moving towards
southeastern areas near the borders with Iraq, Turkish media said Sunday but
military observors ruled out an imminent cross-border assault against Kurdish
rebels in northern Iraq.
National TV (NTV) reported that a large number of military vehicles loaded
with troops and weapons were advacing towards the Hakkar province near the
southeast borders with Iraq.
Many security forces and village guards were also deployed in strategic
locations in border areas, said NTV.
The Turkish government did not comment on this report and it was unknown
the purpose of these movements.
Thousands of Turkish forces had launched a week-long wide-scale offensive
against kurdistan Workers Party's (PKK) elements in northern Iraq killing many
of them. (end)
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