HPG: Eight Turkish soldiers killed in latest actions by guerrillas

Occupation forces in Metina were struck three times by guerrilla drones on Sunday morning. In Avashin and Xakurke, eight soldiers were killed in HPG actions.

The press center of the People's Defense Forces (HPG) released a statement informing about the latest guerrilla actions and attacks of the Turkish army in the Medya Defense Zones.

According to the statement, the Şehîd Delal Air Defense Forces hit the Turkish occupation forces at the Zendûra hill in Metina three times on Sunday morning. The targets were hit at 7:30, 8:15 and 9:40 a.m. local time.

In Avashin, a Turkish army soldier was shot dead by an HPG sniper on Şehîd Dilgeş hill on May 7. Also in Avashin, a sabotage operation on May 8 targeted a Turkish unit trying to advance on the Şehîd Ekin hill, killing a soldier. The Turkish army removed the dead man an hour later and withdrew from the action site.

In Xakurke, two positions of the Turkish forces at Şehîd Şahan hill were completely destroyed. Eight soldiers were killed, and a radar system on the hill was also destroyed. HPG dedicated the action to the martyrs who fell in Mamreşo. The Turkish army put the surrounding area under fire following the action and transported the dead and wounded away by helicopters.

No guerrilla casualties in Turkish bombardments

Regarding the Turkish army's attacks on the Medya Defense Zones, HPG reported that helicopter movements took place between 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on May 7 in the areas of Şehîd Munzur, Qela Mamreşo, Aris Faris, Mervanos and Şukê in Avashin. In Metina, helicopter movements were recorded over Şehîd Serhed, Koordine and Dilber hills a day later between 9:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.

On May 8, the area around the Girê village in Gare was bombed. Air strikes targeted the Zendûra hill and vicinity of the village of Kêste in Metîna, as well as Lolan in Xakurke.

According to HPG, none of the bombings resulted in guerrilla casualties.