ISTANBUL, Nov. 3 -- Iraq vowed Saturday to take strong measures against Kurdish guerrillas on the Turkish border but warned Turkey and other parties at a conference of neighboring governments against moves that would "destabilize" Iraq's already tenuous security.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki promised Saturday to smoke out Kurdish separatist rebels using Iraq as a base to launch attacks into neighboring Turkey.
As of Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at least 3,850 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military civilians. At least 3,131 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
Iraq promised Saturday to work with its neighbors and the U.S. to combat Kurdish guerrillas who have attacked Turkey from hide-outs in the north. The border crisis overshadowed Iraq's other problems at an international conference on the country's future.
Iraq said on Saturday it was ready to hunt down and arrest Kurdish guerrilla leaders responsible for cross-border raids into Turkey in an effort to avert a major incursion by the Turkish military.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said here Saturday that violence in his country is receding and promised to cooperate with Turkey against separatist Kurdish rebels based in northern Iraq.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki vowed Saturday to clamp down on Kurdish rebels based in his country as the threat of a Turkish cross-border military strike overshadowed international talks on efforts to stabilise Iraq.
Iraqi officials said here Saturday they had enacted new measures to curb rebels of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, but stopped short of promising a clampdown on their camps in remote mountains.
The U.S. military said Saturday that a female soldier was killed by a roadside bomb south of Baghdad — at least the 90th woman service member to die since the start of the Iraq war.
Iraq said on Saturday it was ready to track down and arrest Kurdish guerrilla leaders responsible for cross-border raids into Turkey from northern Iraq.