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By Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish fighter jets launched their heaviest assault on Kurdish militants in northern Iraq overnight since air strikes began last week, a government official said, hours after President Tayyip Erdogan said a peace process had become impossible. The F-16 jets hit six targets in Iraq and were scrambled from an air base in Turkey's southeastern province of Diyarbakir, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the operations. Turkey began bombing PKK camps in northern Iraq last Friday in what government officials have said was a response to a series of killings of police officers and soldiers blamed on the Kurdish militant group.
Shanghai stocks recovered Wednesday after plunging more than 11 percent in the past three sessions but there were mixed results for other Asian markets, with some unable to sustain a morning rally. Buyers were given a healthy lead from Wall Street, which climbed Tuesday for the first time after five sessions of losses as dealers await a key US Federal Reserve policy meeting later in the day. Hong Kong was up 0.51 percent in the afternoon and Sydney advanced 0.71 percent, or 39.52 points, to end at 5,624.2.