HPG: Two Turkish soldiers killed in Heftanin, South Kurdistan

The Turkish army has been trying since August to occupy the guerrilla zone Heftanin in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq. In the offensive launched by the HPG to counter this operation, 2 more 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 as part of the campaign.

According to the statement, guerrillas hit the Turkish military units stationed on Hill Büyük Konferans at 12:30 on December 5.

HPG said that the positions and shelters of the Turkish forces were struck from three sides, which left two soldiers dead and an excavator damaged.

Following the action, the Turkish army shelled the surrounding areas with heavy weapons, while the involved guerrilla unit returned to their base safely.