HPG: 8 Turkish soldiers killed in Hakkari
At least 8 soldiers of the Turkish army were killed in Şemdinli and Çukurca districts of Hakkari. On the other hand, 4 guerrillas lost their lives in Hakkari’s Yüksekova district and Van’s Gürpınar district.
Within the scope of the Martyr Pîroz and Martyr Agirî Revolutionary Campaign, guerrillas carried out effective actions against the invading Turkish army in Hakkari province.
HPG Press Office reported the following details of the actions carried out within this scope;
“The occupying Turkish army has been constructing a security road between Mawa and Bêgijnê villages in Şemzînan (Şemdinli) district. Our forces had warned an individual by the name Bedel Demir and his workers who have been working for this road construction. Despite all warnings, this individual continued working with enemy forces. An Amarok-type vehicle of this individual was burned with materials on the road between Mawa and Bêgijnê villages on August 8.
On August 9, at 09.15, our forces carried out an action against the Sunê outpost in the area of Rubarok of Şemzinan. One soldier was killed and three soldiers were wounded in the action where the positions and shelters in the outpost were intensively put under fire from two sides. Following the action, the invading forces indiscriminately bombed the area with howitzers and mortars. On the same day, at 11.00, our forces carried out an action targeting the enemy soldiers stationed on Koordine hill in Çelê (Çukurca) district. In the action, seven enemy soldiers were killed. Following the action, the invading forces indiscriminately bombed the area with howitzers and mortars. After the bombardment, a fire broke out in Martyr Munzur and Koordine areas.
On the evening of August 8, the invading Turkish army launched an operation in Meskan village area of Hakkari's Gever (Yüksekova) district. An intense conflict broke out between our guerrilla unit and the occupying forces on the morning of 9th August. In the conflict, our comrades Reşit and Rızgar, who inflicted heavy blows on enemy forces and fought heroically until their last bullets, fell as martyrs. The detailed ID information of our martyr comrades will be shared with the public later.
Within the scope of the Martyr Delal Amed and Besta Martyrs Revolutionary Campaign, our forces carried out a sabotage action against a Cobra-type armored vehicle between Xirabeder and Bilisava villages of Van Gurpinar district on 7 August at 07.00 am. The number of dead and wounded soldiers could not be clarified in this action. After the action, the occupying Turkish army launched an operation in the area. Violent conflicts took place between our forces and the occupying Turkish army using intensive techniques. In the conflict, our guerrillas Cemil and Çiyager, who fought heroically against the enemy forces, fell as martyrs. The detailed ID information of our comrades will be shared with the public later on.”