HPG: 15 Turkish soldiers killed in revolutionary campaigns
1 Turkish soldier was killed in Heftanin, 11 in Xakurke, 1 in İdil and 2 others in Bagok. On the other hand, one guerrilla fell a martyr during clashes in Siirt.
The Press Office of the People’s Defense Forces (HPG) released a statement announcing the details of a series of actions carried out by guerrillas in revolutionary campaigns, and of the continued attacks and operations of the Turkish army in Kurdistan territory.
According to the statement, 1 Turkish soldier was killed in Heftanin, 11 in Xakurke, 1 in İdil and 2 others in Bagok. On the other hand, one guerrilla fell a martyr during clashes in Siirt.
According to the statement, guerrillas yesterday hit the Turkish soldiers stationed around Hill Mezin as part of the Battle of Heftanin Revolutionary Campaign ongoing in Heftanin region of guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq. One soldier was killed here.
As part of the Martyr Bager and Martyr Ronya Revolutionary Campaign, guerrillas targeted a convoy of the Turkish army in Xakurke region of Medya Defense Zones yesterday. The sabotage action left one military vehicle completely destroyed and 11 soldiers dead, including a lieutenant and a sergeant.
While the Turkish army retrieved the casualties from the scene and bombed the area at random after the HPG action, the involved guerrilla unit returned to their base safely.
As part of the Martyr Mawa and Martyr Rızgar Gever Vengeance Campaign, YJA Star (Free Women’s Troops) guerrillas hit the Turkish army soldiers securing the road between Mardin’s Midyat district and Şırnak’s İdil district. One soldier was assassinated.
As part of the same campaign, guerrillas carried out a sabotage action against the Turkish soldiers who started an operation in the area of Mount Bagok in Mardin’s Nusaybin district on September 12. Two soldiers were killed here.
In Başkale district of Van, clashes erupted between the Turkish army in the village of Axula on September 10, said HPG and added that details about this fighting would be announced later on.
AIRSTRIKES ON ZAP AND BALAYAN
HPG statement said that the Turkish army continued with airstrikes against the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones. Accordingly, Turkish fighter jets shelled the Kunişka area in Zap region and the Balayan valley in Qandil region on September 23.