16 Turkish soldiers killed in guerrilla actions
HPG guerrillas carried out a series of actions against Turkish troops in southern and northern Kurdistan, which left at least 16 soldiers dead.
According to a statement by People’s Defense Forces Press and Communications Center (HPG-BIM), guerrillas carried out a series of actions against Turkish troops in southern and northern Kurdistan between 29 May and 3 June.
HPG-BIM listed the following actions in which guerrillas targeted the Turkish army in the scope of ‘Martyr Piroz and Martyr Agiri Revolutionary Campaign’ on 3 June.
At around 03:00 am, guerrillas carried out a sabotage action against Turkish soldiers around Bezelê (Aktütün) outpost in Hakkari’s Şemzînan (Şemdinli) district. The number of soldiers killed or wounded here couldn’t be clarified.
At 15:20 the same day, guerrillas carried out another sabotage action, in which 1 soldier was killed and 1 other was wounded.
At 17:40, YJA Star (Free Women’s Troops) guerrillas carried out an action against a Turkish military unit in Bezele area of Şemsinli. 4 soldiers were killed and 3 others wounded as a result of this action, after which Turkish forces shelled the area with howitzer and mortar fire.
At 05:30, guerrillas carried out an action against Turkish forces on Koordine Hill in Hakkari’s Çelê (Çukurca) district. While the positions and shelters of the soldiers were put under intense fire, the number of dead and wounded soldiers couldn’t be clarified.
HPG-BIM reported that guerrillas hit the Turkish invasion forces stationed on Evdilkofi Hill in Bradost area, in Sidekan region of southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq on 3 June. The positions and shelters of the soldiers were struck at close range, as a result of which 3 positions were destroyed and 3 soldiers were killed.
In Eruh district of Siirt province, guerrillas carried out two actions in the scope of ‘Martyr Delal Amed and Besta Martyrs Revolutionary Campaign’.
An assassination action by guerrillas left a soldier dead on Şuxa outpost hill at 17:00 on 3 June. In a concurrent action the same day, a base station was destroyed near Old Eruh village.
On 2 June, the Turkish army launched an operation in Çemê Xeçkê area in Şırnak’s Qileban (Uludere) district. As part of their ‘Martyr Delal Amed and Besta Martyrs Revolutionary Campaign’, guerrillas carried out a sabotage action against a Turkish military unit in the operation area at 08:15, which left one soldier dead. The operation was withdrawn without yielding any results on 3 June.
At 13:00 on 29 May, guerrillas seized and burned a truck that was carrying supplies to the Hegasor outpost in Amed’s Hani district, while the truck driver was released following a warning by guerrillas.
Turkish troops started an operation in the area afterwards, and the operation was extended on 30 May when guerrillas hir a Turkish military unit at close range at 19:30 in the evening. One counter-guerrilla member and 2 soldiers were killed in this action, after which the Turkish army shelled the area with Cobra type helicopters. The operation was withdrawn on 31 May.
At 09:30 on 31 May, guerrillas carried out a sabotage action against a Turkish military unit conducting road control in between Lice and Hani districts of Amed. 3 soldiers were killed and one other was wounded as a result of this action, after which the Turkish army closed the road to traffic and launched an operation, which was also withdrawn without yielding any results on 2 June.