Guerrilla actions in Cele and Xakurke

HPG/YJA Star guerrillas carried out actions in Cele and Xakurke, killing one soldier and injuring another as far as could be determined.

HPG Press Center issued a statement on guerrilla actions and Turkish army attacks.

HPG announced that their forces carried out actions against the Turkish army as part of the Martyr Bager and Martyr Ronya Revolutionary Move on August 12.

Details on the actions were as follows:

“At 15:50 our forces carried out a sabotage action against a military vehicle driving from Hakkari’s Cele (Cukurca) district to the Siker outpost. The vehicle was heavily damaged but the number of casualties could not be ascertained. Following the action, the invading Turkish army removed wounded and dead soldiers in armored vehicles.

At 20:00 our forces carried out a series of assassination actions against the operation unit stationed on the Sekif Hill in Xakurke, Medya Defense Zones. 1 soldier was killed in this action while another was wounded. After the action, the invading Turkish army removed the dead and injured soldiers from the area in a Skorksy helicopter.


On August 11 in the evening hours, the invading Turkish army launched an operation in the Kire Kor area in the Carcella region of Hakkari’s Gever (Yuksekova) district. Intense clashes broke out between the soldiers and the guerrilla, and the HPG said: “The operation continues still. News will be shared with the public as they emerge.”
HPG said the following on the Turkish army attacks:


“On August 9, the invading Turkish army launched an operation against the Masiro region in Sirnak’s Beytussebap district. The army carried out a search mission on the ground and withdrew in the evening of August 10, having failed to find anyhting.

On August 11 at 23:00, the invading Turkish army jets bombed the vicinity of the Sikeftan village in Medya Defense Zones’ Gare region. There were no losses in this bombing.”