Turkish jets bomb Heftanin and Şemzinan

HPG reported continued air raids by the Turkish army in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq.

The Press Office of People’s Defense Forces (HPG) released a statement detailing the most recent attacks and activities of the Turkish army in Kurdistan territory.


HPG said that the Turkish invasion army continues its attacks as part of the invasion operation it launched against Heftanin region of Medya Defense Zones on August 23. Accordingly, Turkish fighter jets supported by unmanned aerial vehicles bombed the Partizan area on August 27. Following the bombardment, soldiers were airdropped on hills Keçel and Bêzenikê located between the border line and Hill Partizan.

HPG reported clashes between guerrillas and Turkish forces in some areas of the Heftanin region, adding that details of these armed confrontations will be announced once available.


According to the statement, Turkish warplanes bombed the Tuye are in Hakkari’s Şemzînan (Şemdinli) district at 21:00 on August 24. In the morning of August 25, attack helicopters shelled the area again before soldiers were airdropped in the foothills of Hill Spirez.

HPG reported that three guerrilla fighters were martyred in these bombardments, adding that their ID details will be announced later on.