Turkish warplanes strike Kurds in Iraq and Syria

The Turkish military early Tuesday carried out air strikes against Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) fighters near Iraq's Sinjar Mountains and the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in the northeastern Syria province of Hasakeh.The two regions have become "terror hubs", the Turkish army said, for channeling militants, weapons, bombs and ammunition into Turkey.

The Syrian YPG is backed by the United States as part of its coalition for fighting the Islamic State. This militia said the Turkish bombardment hit a media center, a local radio station, a communications headquarters and some military posts killing an undetermined number of militiamen. Turkish spokesmen reported 200 dead in the two attacks, although other sources provided much lower figures. 

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