Heavy blows inflicted on Turkish troops in Hakkari and Amed

Guerrilla forces continue hitting and inflicting blows on Turkish troops in Kurdistan territory.

HPG Press Office released a statement providing information about the recent actions carried out by guerrillas against the Turkish army.

"Within the scope of the Martyr Pîroz and Martyr Agirî Revolutionary Campaign, on June 16, our forces carried out actions against the occupying Turkish army. The details of the actions carried out by our forces are as following;

At around 02.00 hours, our forces carried out a sabotage action against a group of invading Turkish army soldiers who were trying to position on the Xîreta hill in Hakkari's Şemzînan (Semdinli) district. Two enemy soldiers were killed in this action. After the action, the occupying forces retreated from the hill, and the dead and wounded soldiers were removed from the area with Sikorsky helicopters.

At 15.00 hours, our forces carried out an action targeting the invading soldiers positioned on the Xeregol hill in Hakkari's Çelê (Çukurca) district. 14 enemy soldiers were killed in this action where the enemy positions and shelters were effectively struck from two arms. After the action, the invading forces indiscriminately bombarded the area with Cobra-type helicopters and carried away dead and wounded soldiers from the area with Sikorsky helicopters.

On the same day, at noon, our YJA Star forces carried out an action targeting the enemy soldiers positioned on the Koordine hill in Hakkari’s Çelê district. The number of dead and wounded soldiers could not be determined in this action where enemy positions were put under intense fire.

On June 11, at 17.30, the invading Turkish army launched an operation in the area of Derxust village in Amed’s Lice district. Our forces carried out an action against a disguised unit on the same day. Four soldiers were killed in this action. Following the action, Cobra-type helicopters and the invading forces bombarded the area and detained and tortured many of the locals in the Derxust village. The occupying Turkish army retreated on the same day without any results.

On 7 June, our forces confronted with a unit of the occupying Turkish army and entered into conflict with the enemy soldiers in the area of Memira in Siirt's Eruh district. Our comrade Çekdar who fought heroically against the invading forces reached martyrdom and our comrade Herekol Çırav (Hacı Göktaş) was captured by the enemy forces in a state of being wounded."