03/28/2008 02:46 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Dozens Killed As Turkey Prolongs Iraq Offensive

Turkish troops pressed a major ground offensive against Kurdish rebels in neighbouring Iraq for a third day Saturday as Ankara said dozens of rebels and at least five soldiers had been killed.

While the Turkish military claimed the operation had sown panic amongst the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), the rebel group raised the stakes by threatening to retaliate with attacks in city centres.

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