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Turk army gets green light to hit rebels in N.Iraq (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
read story   Fri, 30 Nov 2007 15:28:27 GMT
Turkey's prime minister said on Friday his cabinet had authorized the armed forces to conduct a cross-border operation against Kurdish PKK rebels in northern Iraq, but analysts said major action did not appear imminent.
Ex-leader: rebel Kurds have left Iraq (AP via Yahoo! News)
read story   Fri, 30 Nov 2007 14:54:45 GMT
Kurdish separatists who have found haven in northern Iraq in their fight for autonomy from Turkey have returned to their homeland in the past two weeks and Iran-based rebels have taken their place, the rebel leader's brother said.

Turkish army 'authorised' for Iraq strike: PM (AFP via Yahoo! News)
read story   Fri, 30 Nov 2007 14:19:52 GMT
The Turkish government authorised the army this week to carry out a cross-border strike against Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday.

Three Palestinian refugees die in Iraq (CNN.com)
read story   Fri, 30 Nov 2007 13:58:11 GMT
Three Palestinians, including two sick children, have died recently while waiting for resettlement from Iraq, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday.

U.S. deaths in Iraq remain down (USA Today)
read story   Fri, 30 Nov 2007 12:44:16 GMT
The number of U.S. combat deaths in Iraq this month is headed toward the lowest monthly level since March 2006, reflecting a turnaround in U.S. efforts to establish security and defeat insurgents.

CORRECTED: U.S. to control growth of Iraq neighborhood patrols (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
read story   Fri, 30 Nov 2007 11:51:27 GMT
The U.S. military will carefully manage the growth of neighborhood police units credited with helping to curb violence in Iraq, aiming ultimately to move many into public work roles, a spokesman said on Thursday.

Turkey cabinet backs Iraq attack (BBC News)
read story   Fri, 30 Nov 2007 16:32:35 GMT
Turkey's PM reveals that his cabinet has authorised military operations against Kurdish separatists in Iraq.

Australian troops to leave Iraq by mid-2008: Rudd (AFP via Yahoo! News)
read story   Fri, 30 Nov 2007 07:55:11 GMT
Australian prime minister-elect Kevin Rudd said Friday he would pull the country's 550 combat troops out of Iraq by the middle of next year, marking a significant shift in Canberra's role in the conflict.

New Australian PM plans Iraq withdrawal (UPI)
read story   Fri, 30 Nov 2007 14:20:54 GMT
The prime minister-designate of Australia pledged the country will remove its 550 combat troops from Iraq by mid-2008.

Iraq Commander Shares Sentiments on Troops (NPR)
read story   Fri, 30 Nov 2007 14:14:17 GMT
Col. David Sutherland, due to leave Iraq after a 14-month tour of duty, speaks in highly emotional terms about the soldiers he has led, and those who died. Sutherland was commander of the 3rd Brigade combat team in Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad.