Turks Withdraw Most Of Its Iraq Invaders

Turkey, under Western pressure to wind up its military campaign against Kurdish insurgents in Iraq, said Tuesday it has withdrawn 20,000 more troops from its southern neighbor.

Some 35,000 Turkish troops invaded northern Iraq five weeks ago to destroy camps used by Kurdish rebels to launch hit-and-run attacks against Turkey. The rebels have been fighting for autonomy in southeastern Turkey since 1984 in an uprising that has killed more than 15,000 people.

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