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Iran army in new clashes with Turkish Kurdish rebels

Iranian troops killed two Turkish Kurdish rebels in clashes close to the Iraqi border, amid reports of a major offensive by Tehran on Ankara’s behalf. The latest fighting took place on Thursday near the town of Baneh, in the far northwest of Kordestan province, some 200 kilometres (125 miles) from the nearest part of Turkey, Tehran dailies said Saturday. “These people had illegally crossed the border, ruined border villages and extorted money from residents,” the Hambastegi newspaper quoted an unidentified official as saying. The new fighting comes hot on the heels of deadly clashes near the Turkish border between Iranian troops and the rebels from the former Kurdistan Workers’ Party, now known as Kongra-Gel. Full Story

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