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22 Turkish soldiers killed by Kurdish forces-HPG

Statement:Media and Communication Center of the peoples Defense Forces of Kurdistan (HPG)

 

22 February, 2007

 

22 Turkish soldiers killed in the area of Jia Rush of Iraqi Kurdistan during the Turkish army     invasion of Iraq in February 22, 2008

 

Turkish army invaded the international borders of the Republic of Iraq in Jia Rush area of Iraqi Kurdistan on February 22, 2008. Our HPG fighters launched an offense against the Turkish invasion army resulted in the deaths of 22 soldiers of the Turkish army, we were unable to obtain the numbers of the Turkish army wounded soldiers. The Turkish army until this moment, is still transporting its wounded and killed soldiers to hospitals in Turkey. the Turkish military continue its military operations in the region up to this moment.

 

Second: On February 21, between the hours of (11 – 3), the Turkish army launched air raids on the areas of zab, Zagros and Bhdinan. After the aerial bombardment, the Turkish army shelled the area with artillery, Katyusha missles, Alaubis and  heavy mortars calibre.
Also, the Turkish army lunched a massive military operation with tens of thousands of Turkish soldiers against our forces in the area of Beh Susan located in the region of Medya defenses. We note that our forces did not suffer any losses.