HPG: At least 13 Turkish soldiers killed
The People’s Defense Forces (HPG) and Free Women’s Troops (YJA Star) guerrillas killed at least 13 Turkish soldiers as part of the Bazên Zagrosê Revolutionary Campaign.
The HPG Press Centre issued a written statement regarding the latest guerrilla actions and invasion attacks in territory of southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq) where a Turkish military operation seeking to invade the area has been continuing since April 23.
The statement included the following details:
“On June 8, at 23:45, our Martyr Delal Air Defence Forces carried out an air strike against the Turkish army on Azad Hill in the Metina region. The determined targets were hit properly.
As part of the Bazên Zagrosê Revolutionary Campaign;
On June 7, at 16:00, an action was carried out against the invaders on Lelikan Hill in the Xakurke region. One invader was killed.
On 7 June, the invaders moving from the Banista Strait towards the Werxelê area in Avashin region were put under surveillance and hit three times with sabotage tactics at 07:00 on 8 June. The number of killed and injured invaders could not be clarified.
On June 7, at 15:00, the invaders who attempted to enter the war tunnels in the Werxelê area of the Avashin region were shot, as a result of which two invaders were killed. The invaders in the Kilise area in the same region were also hit, but the number of those killed could not be clarified.
On 7 June, the invaders in the Werxelê area were hit with heavy weapons.
On June 7, at 19:30, the invaders in the Kilise Strait in the Werxelê area were targeted and hit with sabotage tactics.
On June 9, at 03:30, an action was carried out against the invaders who attempted to enter the war tunnels in the Werxelê area of Avashin region. Three occupiers were killed here. The invaders, who gathered in front of a battle position at 03:40, were targeted with sabotage tactics and hit twice. One of them was killed and two others injured. At 04:10, an infiltration action was carried out against the invaders gathered in front of the battle positions. Six invaders were killed and one other was injured during this action.
In the morning of 9 June, the invaders who attempted to advance towards the war tunnels in the Werxelê area were targeted and hit with medium automatic weapons. Intense armed clashes in the area are continuing.
The invading Turkish army carried out attacks with helicopters and fighter jets in the Medya Defense Zones.
The details of the latest attacks are as follows:
On June 8, at 11:00, the village of Şikeftiyan in the Çemankê sub-district of Duhok in the Garê region was bombed twice by fighter jets.
On June 8, between 00:00 and 00:20, the Sekif area in the Xakurke region was bombed by attack helicopters.
On June 8, at 18:30, the Werxelê area of Avashin region was bombed by fighter jets.
On June 8, between 22:40 and 00:00, the areas of Werxelê, Dola Maran, Dola Konferansê, Mamreşo and Mervanos in the Avashin region were bombed by attack helicopters.
On June 8, between 23:00 and 00:00, the Small Cilo area of the Zap region was bombed by fighter jets.
We did not have any losses as a result of these bombardments.”