Statement: General Command-HPG
Media and Communication Center of the peoples Defense Forces of Kurdistan (HPG)
February 23, 2008
February 23, 2008: 18 Turkish Soldiers killed this morning in fights with our HPG fighters after they entered into Medya defenses area in Kurdistan-Iraq. 10 Turkish soldiers killed in (Jmjo) and 8 others in (Ckfattaprendara). The battles with the Turkish army are continuing with air strikes and artillery bombardment. The Turkish army stopped its advances as a result of the military blows received from our forces.