HPG: 4 Turkish soldiers killed in Xakurke

Guerrillas targeted Turkish military forces in Xakurke, leaving 4 soldiers dead.

The Press Office of People’s Defense Forces (HPG-BIM) released a statement detailing a most recent action carried out by guerrillas against the occupant Turkish army in Kurdistan territory.

According to the statement, guerrillas hit Turkish units stationed on Hill Lelikan in Xakurke region of guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq at 12:15 on February 21.

HPG-BIM said that the action was carried out in the scope of the ‘Martyr Bager and Martyr Ronya Revolutionary Initiative’.

Guerrillas struck the positions and shelters of the Turkish forces at close range, as a result of which 4 positions were destroyed and 4 soldiers killed.

Following the action, Turkish fighter jets bombarded the area at random at around 18:00 in the evening, while the involved guerrilla unit returned to their base safely.