13 soldiers killed as guerrillas hit Turkish military convoy

Guerrillas continue inflicting heavy blows on the Turkish invasion army in Kurdistan territory.

The Press Office of People’s Defense Forces (HPG-BIM) released a statement detailing an action carried out by guerrillas, and continued attacks by the Turkish army in Kurdistan lands.

The statement said that YJA Star (Free Women’s Troops) guerrillas targeted a Turkish military convoy of armored vehicles within the scope of the Martyr Bager and Martyr Ronya Revolutionary Campaign.

The Turkish convoy was hit while heading from Çelê (Çukurca) to Hakkari city center at 20.30 on July 21.

While all the vehicles in the convoy were put under intense fire, a Kirpi-type armored vehicle was destroyed completely, and 13 Turkish soldiers were killed.

Following the action, the invading Turkish army carried away the vehicle debris and dead soldiers from the area with the support of unmanned aerial vehicles. The guerrilla unit reached their base area safely.

On the other hand, HPG reported continued air raids by Turkish warplanes against the Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq. Turkish aerial attacks targeted the following locations;

Hill Hakkari in Metina region at 02.30 on July 19,

Golka area in Metina region at 21.30 on July 20,

Hill Cehennem in Zap region at 15.00 on July 22,

Adılbeg area in Avashin region at 17.00 on July 22,

Xınerê and Martyr Beritan areas in the Xakurke region between 18.00 and 19.00 on July 22.

HPG added that guerrilla forces did not suffer any losses in these bombings.