5 soldiers killed as guerillas raid Turkish positions in Heftanin
HPG and YJA-Star forces had started the Cenga-Heftanin offensive on 23 August 2019 against the Turkish invasion forces.
HPG/YJA Star guerrillas raided the positions of the Turkish soldiers stationed near Hill Partizan in Heftanin region of Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq.
Infiltrating the positions of the Turkish forces, guerrillas killed 5 soldiers and seized a large quantity of military equipment.
According to the statement of HPG Press Office, the action was carried out at 12:30 on January 13 as part of the Battle of Heftanin campaign ongoing in the region.
HPG stated that two AK-47s, one HK-33 assault rifle and large amounts of equipment fell into the hands of the guerrillas after their strikes left 5 soldiers here dead.
While the Turkish army retrieved the dead and wounded from the scene with the support of Sikorsky helicopters, the guerrilla unit returned to their base safely.
HPG and YJA-Star forces had started the Cenga-Heftanin offensive on 23 August 2019 against the Turkish invasion forces in the southern Kurdistan region of Heftanin. With a multitude of actions, the guerrilla was able to massively restrict the movement of the invading Turkish troops in the region.