HPG: Six Turkish soldiers killed in Xakurke, South Kurdistan
Two positions of the Turkish forces were struck effectively and destroyed completely in Xakurke region of guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq.
The Press Office of People’s Defense Forces (HPG-BIM) released a statement detailing an action carried out by guerrillas in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq.
According to the statement, guerrillas hit the Turkish soldiers stationed on Hill Martyr Axin in Xakurke region of guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones as part of the Martyr Bager and Martyr Ronya Revolutionary Campaign at 14:00 on January 4.
Two positions of the Turkish forces on the hill were struck effectively and destroyed completely, as a result of which six soldiers were killed. While Turkish jets bombarded the area at random, the involved guerrilla unit returned to their base safely.
HPG also reported continued air strikes against Medya Defense Zones. Accordingly, Turkish fighter jets shelled the Kunishka area in Zap region at 15:00 on January 4. HPG added that the bombardment did not cause any casualties in guerrilla ranks.