Turkish Air Strike Kills Dozens

    Locals gather in front of the bodies of people who were killed in a warplane attack in the Ortasu village of Uludere, in the Sirnak province, on December 29, 2011. Turkish warplanes killed 23 Kurdish villagers in an air strike near the Iraqi border when smugglers were apparently mistaken for PKK militants, a pro-Kurdish official said.  Provincial officials found 23 bodies at Ortasu village in Sirnak province, said Ertan Eris, a local councillor of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BPD).  AFP PHOTO / ENN - STRINGER = RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS (Photo credit should read ENN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Turkey killed at least 35 people in an air strike near a Kurdish village inside Iraq on Thursday. The reason for the strike was initially unclear, but the Turkish government later admitted that it had mistaken the group for rebel fighters. The strike apparently ignited several drums of diesel that the targets were carrying. (Fuel, along with cigarettes, is frequently smuggled between villages on the Iraqi border.) A pro-Kurdish party called the strike a "massacre" and said all the victims were under age 20.

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