13 killed as guerrillas besiege Turkish soldiers in Heftanin

Guerrillas besieged Turkish troops in Heftanin region and 13 soldiers have been killed during clashes so far.

According to reports from the ground, guerrillas have this morning besieged the Turkish troops operating in Pirbula area of Heftanin region in Medya Defense Zones in Southern Kurdistan (Northern Iraq).

During the ensuing clashes, 13 soldiers have been killed so far, according to initial reports.

The Turkish army is bombing the area with attack helicopters, mortars and howitzers.

According to reports, Turkish troops are trying to break the siege and flee from the area but cannot make any counter move as the siege continues.

Reports are coming through of ongoing violent clashes in the area.