HPG: Two injured guerrilla fighters were taken prisoner in Şırnak

HPG reported that two injured guerrilla fighters were captured by the Turkish army after a massive bombardment in the countryside of Şırnak province.

The Press Centre of the People's Defence Forces (HPG) reported that two guerrilla fighters were injured and taken prisoner by the Turkish army in the Şırnak province of northern Kurdistan.

According to the statement, the Turkish army carried out a massive bombardment on 21 June in the area around the village of Sîxurpaşa in the district of Beytüşşebap where the two guerrillas, Murat Yalçın (Alişer) and Bişar Bahadır (Maaz), were stationed. The area was bombed by attack helicopters till 09:30 in the morning on 22 June. In the course of the heavy shelling, the two guerrillas sustained serious injuries and were taken prisoner by the Turkish forces.


On the other hand, HPG reported continued attacks by the Turkish army in the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq). Accordingly, the western front of Şehîd Delîl in the Zap region was bombed six times by fighter jets on 5 and 6 July. Three more airstrikes targeted the Golka and Girê Hekarî areas in Metîna.

The resistance areas of Girê Bahar, Girê Cûdî, Girê Amêdî and Sîda, which are also located in Zap, were bombed a total of 66 times with howitzers, tanks and heavy weapons on 6 July. Drone activity was recorded over Şehîd Delîl, where, in addition to in Sîda and Girê FM, Turkish troops made attempts to demolish the guerrillas’ tunnel facilities with construction machinery, accompanied by attacks on their positions.

In the meantime, guerrillas from a mobile unit of the Free Women's Troops (YJA Star) carried out an action on the western front of the Zap on 6 July. The action was directed against a military radar system of the Turkish army on Girê FM hill. The device was targeted with heavy weapons and destroyed, HPG stated.