HPG: 16 Turkish soldiers killed in Heftanin

The Turkish army has been trying since August to occupy the guerrilla zone Heftanin in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq. The HPG launched an offensive to counter this operation. In this context, 16 soldiers have been killed.

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 southern Kurdistan on August 23.

The Press Office of People’s Defense Forces (HPG) released a statement announcing the details of an action carried out by guerrillas against Turkish forces in Heftanin region as part of the campaign.

According to the statement, guerrillas hit the Turkish military units stationed on Hill Büyük Konferans at 13:40 on December 1st.

HPG said that the positions, shelters and vehicles of the Turkish forces were struck effectively from four sides. 16 soldiers of the Turkish army were killed here, a Reo type military vehicle of theirs was destroyed and a bulldozer damaged as a result of the action.

HPG added that the involved guerrilla unit returned to their base safely.