Footage from two YJA Star guerrilla actions in Heftanin

YJA Star guerrillas Turkish forces in Heftanin on December 13 and October 20.

In mid-September, Heftanin State Command announced the launch of “Cenga Heftanin” [Battle of Heftanin] Campaign in response to the invasion operation launched by the Turkish army against Heftanin region of Medya Defense Zones in on August 23. Guerrilla forces continue to hit Turkish forces since, with the historic resistance having reached an upper stage since the launch of the campaign.

Gerîla TV published footage from two actions carried out by guerrillas against Turkish military forces in Heftanin region in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq.

According to the statement of the HPG Press Office, guerrillas from the YJA Star (Free Women’s Troops) carried out an extensive action against the Turkish military units stationed on Hill Konferans at 14:20 on December 13.  While the positions and shelters of the Turkish forces were struck effectively, eight soldiers were killed and two others wounded as a result.

In another action at 08:50 on October 20, YJA Star guerrillas hit the Turkish soldiers and contra units in the areas of Vecip, Geliyê Pisaxa and Konferans hills. While a vehicle of the Turkish forces was destroyed, the number of soldiers killed or wounded here couldn’t be clarified.

Guerrillas also targeted the Turkish military helicopters that rushed to the scene for intervention after the action, damaging one of them and forcing it to pull back from the area.