HPG: 2 Turkish soldiers killed in Heftanin
As part of the Battle of Heftanin Revolutionary Campaign, guerrillas carried out a successful action against the enemy forces on the Assassination Hill in the Xantur area of the Heftanin region on 20 March.
Two Turkish soldiers were killed in an action carried out by the People’s Defense Forces (HPG) and Free Women’s Units (YJA) Star guerrillas in Xantur as part of the Cenga Heftanin Revolutionary Campaign.
The HPG Press Office released a statement detailing the action, which said the following:
“As part of the Battle of Heftanin Revolutionary Campaign, our forces carried out a successful action against the enemy forces on the Assassination Hill in the Xantur area of the Heftanin region on 20 March 2021. Two soldiers were killed, and the others were injured as a result of our action.”
One of our guerrillas fell martyr due to an accident
HPG announced that guerrilla fighter Serhat Siyajin was martyred as a result of an unfortunate accident in Medya Defense Zones on 15 July 2020.
“Our comrade Serhat, who was born in Ağrı into a patriotic family, grew up with the culture of patriotism and has always questioned the assimilation practices imposed by the genocidal Turkish state on the Kurdish people. During his university years, our comrade Serhat became aware of the capitalist modernity system and the fascist Turkish state that drifted the Kurdish youth away from its identity. He was convinced that the Apoist ideology and the philosophy of free life are the only doctrine of struggle against the capitalist system and the Turkish regime. Our comrade Serhat said ‘It was a moral duty to join the PKK at a time when words fell short to address the reality of a people whose existence was denied and whose language was banned’. Comrade Serhat joined the PKK in 2012 after realizing that the only struggle to fulfill his historic mission in the best way could be carried out in the mountains of Kurdistan. Comrade Serhat made great efforts to end the occupation of the fascist Turkish state and to frustrate its genocide policy. He took on various tasks in many different fields and managed how to turn all difficulties into success with the Apoist spirit of sacrifice.
We reiterate once again our promise that we will raise the struggle until we crown the resistance of our heroic martyrs and sacrificial spirit and the legacy they handed over to us with victory. We extend our condolences to all the patriotic people of Kurdistan, especially the precious family of our comrade.”