03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Turkey Closer To Invading Northern Iraq After Kurdish Rebels Kill 12 Soldiers

The prospect of Turkey invading northern Iraq drew closer today after Kurdish rebels killed at least 12 soldiers in an ambush, blowing up a bridge near the Iraqi border as a military convoy crossed.

The Turkish Prime Minister flew back to Ankara for an emergency summit with military leaders after the attack, in which another 16 troops were injured in heavy fighting and, according to unconfirmed reports, a further 10 were missing, believed kidnapped. In a separate incident in the same province today at least 17 people were injured when a mine blew up a wedding convoy.

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