HPG: 10 soldiers killed in Heftanin
Guerrillas continue their actions in response to the occupation operation launched by the occupant Turkish army in Heftanin region of Medya Defense Zones.
The Press Office of People’s Defense Forces (HPG) said that 10 soldiers of the Turkish army were killed as a result of actions carried out by guerrillas against the Turkish occupation forces in Heftanin region of southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq) on the 8th and 9th of July.
In a press statement published on Friday, HPG Press Office said that guerrillas continue their actions in response to the occupation operation launched by the occupant Turkish army in Heftanin region of Medya Defense Zones.
HPG listed the details of the actions carried out in the scope of the “Battle of Heftanin Revolutionary Offensive” as follows:
One soldier was assassinated on Hill Martyr Cudi in Şeşdera area at 15:00 on July 8.
At 14:15 on July 9, guerrillas hit the positions of Turkish soldiers on Hill Martyr Cudi in Şeşdera area. Effective strikes left two positions completely destroyed, 8 soldiers dead and 2 other soldiers wounded. The action was carried out in memory of guerrillas Goran, Viyan and Xabur who fell as martyrs in the Xantur area on July 3.
On the same day, at 17:00, one Turkish soldier was shot dead in the hamlet of Hill Tunele in Şeşdera area.”
HPG stated that the Turkish army bombed the vicinity of Pirbula village in the evening on July 9. The bombardment with howitzer and mortar fire caused material damage on the vineyards and orchards of the local people.
On the other hand, guerrillas hit Turkish soldiers in Çukurca district of Hakkari on July 9 as part of the Martyr Bager and Martyr Ronya Revolutionary Campaign. While the positions of Turkish forces stationed on Hill Martyr Bager were struck effectively, the number of soldiers killed or wounded here couldn’t be clarified.