HPG: 31 Turkish soldiers killed in the invasion operation on Zap
HPG reported that 31 soldiers of the Turkish army have been killed in clashes and actions over the past 24 hours in their invasion operation on Zap region of Medya Defense Zones.
HPG (People's Defense Forces) Press Office released a statement about the invasion operation launched by the Turkish army on Zap region of Medya Defense Zones at 21:30 on June 16th.
Accordingly, clashes that erupted during the invasion operation continue in all intensity.
The statement said the following:
“At 10:00 on June 18th, our forces targeted the enemy forces on Martyr Munzur ridge, which left 3 soldiers dead and 1 other wounded. Shortly after this action, guerrillas targeted the soldiers here for the second time, as result of which 2 more soldiers were killed.
At 13:30 our forces hit the Turkish soldiers trying to situate in Qela Bêdewê area, leaving 1 soldier dead. Following this action, our forces consecutively targeted the soldiers in this area at 17.00 17.15, 17.30 and 18.30 in the afternoon. As result of these assaults, 8 soldiers were verified killed and many others wounded.
From afternoon till the evening, out forces carried out 6 sabotage actions on the Turkish units here, which left 8 soldiers dead.
Turkish army conducted ceaseless bombardments with jets, Cobra type helicopters, howitzer and mortar fire as the actions of guerrillas continued into the morning hours today.
At 07:30 on June 19th, our forces targeted the enemy forces trying to situate and form emplacements in Sipê strait. Strikes at close range left 7 soldiers dead and 2 others wounded.
Concurrently, guerrilla forces targeted the enemy forces trying to situate on Martyr Munzur ridge. These strikes left 2 soldiers dead and 1 other wounded.
In the face of the effective actions of guerrillas, the invading Turkish army shelled this area with jets at 08:00 this morning.
In the clashes and actions during the past 24 hours, 31 soldiers of the Turkish army were confirmed killed and many others were wounded.”