“Whether in Heftanin or prisons, the resistance continues”
HPG guerrilla Navdar Şerzan talked about his comrades Evin Qamişlo and Bahoz Riha who fell as martyrs whilst resisting the Turkish occupation forces on Hill Kartal in Heftanin region in Southern Kurdistan.
HPG guerrilla Navdar Şerzan talked about his comrades Evin Qamişlo and Bahoz Riha who fell as martyrs whilst resisting the Turkish occupation forces on Hill Kartal in Bektorya area during the “Battle of Heftanin” campaign ongoing in Heftanin region of guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in Southern Kurdistan, Northern Iraq.
Hill Kartal has a strategic importance in terms of its location, land structure and height. When Turkish occupation forces came, Zeynep Amanos and Bahoz Riha were the first to say, “We won’t leave Kartal”.
Evin Qamişlo, Bahoz Riha, Zeynep Amanos, Şoreş, Gever and Hozan closed the ranks and advanced upon the enemy. They were martyred fighting and resisting.
HPG guerrilla Navdar Şerzan talked to ANF about his fallen comrades.
Evin Qamişlo: She was with a smile on her face all the time. Her attitude was bolstered by her morale for life. She would never differentiate between her comrades. Even during the battle, she would manifest her loyalty to her comrades. Undeterred by the enemy, she run to the battlefield without hesitation to retrieve a wounded companion. She was quick and would reflect her enthusiasm and morale to everyone.
Bahoz Riha: He was one of the comrades that focused on the enemy most and shared the details of the battle with our companions. He was an exemplary character with his sacrifice and courage. He would define every operational preparation and defense as “a blow against the enemy”. He would not base on striking the enemy physically alone. To him, every measure taken by the guerrilla was a blow against the enemy.
Remarking that the Turkish state did or will not succeed, HPG guerrilla Navdar Şerzan pointed out that the resistance led by the Kurdish Freedom Movement continued under all circumstances and in all fields.
Şerzan stressed that: “Whether in Heftanin or prisons, the resistance continues. The place changes but the resistance doesn’t. Resistance is mounted in all spheres and continues in prisons today. The guerrilla will always remain in the mountains.”