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Turkish Soldiers Caught in Northern Iraq

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Turkish Soldiers Caught in Northern Iraq

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Turkish Soldiers Caught in Northern Iraq

Turkish Soldiers Caught in Northern Iraq

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A U.S. military official says factions of the Turkish military are actively trying to create unrest in northern Iraq. Col. Bill Mayville of the Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade confirms that U.S. forces intercepted a Turkish special forces team carrying a AK-47s and grenades trying to enter Kirkuk, where relations between local ethnic Turks and Kurds are already tense. Hear NPR's Ivan Watson.