Guerrillas hit two attack helicopters of the Turkish army

Guerrillas targeted two Turkish helicopters and damaged one of them.

The Press Office of People’s Defense Forces (HPG) released a statement announcing the details of the most recent actions carried out by guerrilla forces against the Turkish invasion army in Kurdistan territory.

The statement includes the following;


Our forces continue with their actions in response to the invasion operation launched by the Turkish invasion army against Heftanin region of Medya Defense Zones.

Our forces carried out two sabotage actions targeting the occupation forces in Partizan area at 07:00 and 12:00 on September 1st. While the action resulted in casualties and injuries, the exact number couldn’t be clarified. Following the action, the Turkish army shelled Partizan and Geliye Pisaxa areas at random.


As part of the Martyr Bager and Martyr Ronya Revolutionary Initiative, our forces carried out actions against the Turkish invasion army.

Our YJA-Star forces targeted the Turkish soldiers stationed on Hill Martyr Baran in Çukurca district of Hakkari at 12:00 on August 31. While the shelters and positions of the enemy forces were struck, the number of dead and wounded soldiers couldn’t be clarified.

At 08:30 on September 1st, our YJA-Star forces hit the enemy soldiers stationed on Hill Xeregol in Çukurca. T-While the positions of the enemy forces were struck effectively, the number of dead and wounded soldiers couldn’t be clarified.


At around 00:10 the same day, our forces targeted 2 attack helicopters of the Turkish army flying near Hill Şekif in Xakurke region of Medya Defense Zones. One of the helicopters was put undre intense fire and damaged, and forced to retreat from the area.


The Turkish army launched an operation and carried out a bombardment in Mermange area of Dersim at 19:00 on August 27. Fighting erupted between our forces and Turkish soldiers in the morning of August 28. Four of our comrades were martyred in this operation which is still continuing with the support of secret units. Identitied of our martyred comrades will be announced to the public later on.


Turkish invasion army carried out airstrikes against Medya Defense Zones (in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq). Turkish fighter jets targeted the following locations;

Surroundings of the Yekmale village in Metina region at 00:20 on August 31 and at 12:20 on September 1,

Geliye Avashin area in Avashin region at 01:00 on August 31,

Surroundings of the Gundê Guzê and Şikefta villages in Gare region at noon on September 1.

HPG added that the bombardments did not result in any casualties or injuries in guerrilla ranks but started fires in the targeted areas.