YJA Star hit Turkish soldiers in Heftanin: 8 dead

Guerrillas continue inflicting blows on the occupant Turkish army in Kurdistan territory.

The Press Office of People’s Defense Forces (HPG-BIM) released a statement announcing the results of an operation carried out by guerrillas against Turkish troops in Heftanin region of Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq.

According to the statement, guerrillas from YJA Star (Free Women’s Troops) hit Turkish soldiers stationed on Hill Marty Şexmus as part of the ‘Battle of Heftanin Campaign’ ongoing in the region.

HPG-BIM said that guerrillas targeted the Turkish soldiers on the hill at 15:20 on April 3rd. While a position of the Turkish forces was completely destroyed, 8 soldiers were killed and 3 others wounded. An A-4 heavy machine gun was also destroyed. The involved guerrilla unit returned to their base safely.

On the other hand, HPG-BIM reported continued airstrikes by the Turkish army against Medya Defense Zones. Turkish jets struck the area of Geliye Pisaxa in Heftanin region at 1 am tonight. The statement added that guerrillas suffered no casualties in the bombardment.