The war expands.

“Thousands of Turkish troops cross Iraq border to chase Kurd guerrillas,” the AP reports in a breaking news alert.

UPDATE: More details, including officials trying to play down the raid:

Several thousand Turkish troops crossed into northern Iraq early Wednesday to chase Kurdish guerrillas who operate from bases there, Turkish security officials told The Associated Press.

Two senior security officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media, said the raid was limited in scope and that it did not constitute the kind of large incursion that Turkish leaders have been discussing in recent weeks.


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