Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Countersurge! Their "terrorists" and ours!

140,000 Turkish troops are massed on the border of Kurdistan. The Turks plan a large-scale incursion into Northern Iraq to dislodge PKK rebel ensconced there. Meanwhile, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari is urging 3-way discussions between Iraq, the US and Turkey, saying that Iraq forces are not strong enough to take on the PKK (as if).

Mr. Zebari also announced that a delegation of high-ranking security, defense and diplomatic official are in Saudi Arabia to develop cooperation in the struggle against terrorism. (Another as if).


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