HPG: Four Turkish soldiers were killed in Xakurke

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

The Press Office of People’s Defense Forces (HPG) released a statement announcing the details of an action which targeted Turkish soldiers in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq.

According to the statement, guerrillas targeted Turkish military units stationed on Hill Martyr Axin in Xakurke region of Medya Defense Zones at 06:30 on May 18.

During the action, which was carried out in the scope of the ‘Martyr Bager and Martyr Ronya Revolutionary Campaign’, guerrillas hit Turkish forces from two sides, killing four soldiers. Following the action, the Turkish army bombarded the area while the guerilla unit returned to their base unharmed.

On the other hand, HPG reported continued air strikes by the Turkish army against Medya Defense Zones. Accordingly, Turkish jets shelled the Martyr Hozan and Martyr Şahan hills in Xakurke region on May 11, the Martyr Kahraman hill on May 17 and the Konit hill on May 18. Another air raid by the Turkish army targeted the Kanisarke area in Zap region on May 18.

HPG said that guerrillas suffered no losses in these bombardments.