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Turkish military: 29 Kurdish rebels killed in air strikes

A brief military statement released Saturday says the air raids against the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, targets were carried out on Thursday and Friday.

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A missile-loaded Turkish Air Force jet after taking off from Incirlik Air Base, in Adana, southern Turkey, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. After months of reluctance, Turkish warplanes last week started striking militant targets in Syria and agreed to allow the U.S. to launch its own strikes from Turkey’s strategically located Incirlik Air Base. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Turkey’s military says warplanes have conducted new air strikes against Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, killing 29 militants.

A brief military statement released Saturday says the air raids against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, targets were carried out on Thursday and Friday.

Separately, at least 12 rebels were killed as the military clashed with PKK rebels near the town of Uludere, close to Turkey’s border with Iraq on Friday, the military said.

There was no immediate statement from the rebel group.

More than a hundred people have been killed since July in renewed clashes between the Turkish security forces and the PKK. The group has been fighting for autonomy in Turkey’s southeast since 1984.