Footage from guerrilla action that killed 7 soldiers in Heftanin

Guerrillas carried out a targeted action against Turkish military elements in southern Kurdistan on January 2nd.

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 on August 23, 2019. Guerrilla forces continue to hit Turkish forces since, with the historic resistance having reached an upper stage since the launch of the campaign.

Gerîla TV published footage from an action carried out by guerrillas against Turkish military forces in Heftanin region in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq as part of the campaign.

According to the statement of the HPG Press Office, YJA Star (Free Women’s Troops) guerrillas hit the Turkish military units stationed on Hill Büyük Konferans at 14:40 on January 2nd.

While effective strikes by guerrillas left 7 soldiers dead, the Turkish army removed their dead and wounded with Sikorksy helicopters. Guerrillas also hit the helicopters and forced them to retreat.