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Kurdish legislators say Turkish airstrikes killed 8 civilians, deny area hit was rebel camp

Smoke billows from a fire during firefight between the police and Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK militants in the town of Silopi, southeastern Turkey, Friday, July 7, 2015. Police clashed with supporters of a Kurdish rebel group in southeastern Turkey on Friday in a four-hour gunfight that killed three people, Turkey's state-run news agency reported. Violence has flared between the autonomy-seeking PKK, and Turkey's security forces in the past two weeks, wrecking an already fragile peace process between the government and the rebels. (Mehmet Selim Yalcin/Dogan News Agency via AP) TURKEY OUT

Smoke billows from a fire during firefight between the police and Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK militants in the town of Silopi, southeastern Turkey, Friday, July 7, 2015. Police clashed with supporters of a Kurdish rebel group in southeastern Turkey on Friday in a four-hour gunfight that killed three people, Turkey's state-run news agency reported. Violence has flared between the autonomy-seeking PKK, and Turkey's security forces in the past two weeks, wrecking an already fragile peace process between the government and the rebels. (Mehmet Selim Yalcin/Dogan News Agency via AP) TURKEY OUT  (The Associated Press)

Legislators from Turkey's pro-Kurdish party say eight Iraqi civilians were killed in Turkish airstrikes in northern Iraq last week, disputing the Turkish military's claim that the area struck was a camp used by Kurdish rebels.

Returning from a three-day fact-finding mission in northern Iraq, the legislators told reporters Friday that the Turkish raids on Aug. 1 struck the town of Zargel, also injuring at least 27 civilians. Six homes were totally destroyed and other buildings, including a mosque, were damaged, they said.

The lawmakers said there were no rebel camps in the region and called for legal action against officials responsible for the attack.

The military said last week that the area struck was not a civilian settlement but a Kurdish rebel "sheltering area."