HPG announces the identity of two fallen guerrillas

Guerrilla fighters Destan Hezo and Rêber Mordem were martyred during a Turkish army air raid in Van in August.

The Press Office of the People's Defense Forces (HPG) has published the identity of two fallen guerrilla fighters. Accordingly, Destan Hezo and Rêber Mordem died on August 11 in the Kato Xelila area of Çatak district, Van province in an air raid during a military operation of the Turkish army.

The identity details of the two guerrillas are as follows:

Nom de Guerre: Destan Hazo
First-Last Name: Belyen Bozyiğit
Birthplace: Batman
Mother's - Father's Name: Lütfiye – Mehmet
Date and Place of Martyrdom: 11 August 2020 / Van


Nom de Guerre: Rêber Mordem
First-Last Name: Murat Şipal
Birthplace: Van
Mother's - Father's Name: Feyruz – Hüseyin
Date and Place of Martyrdom: 11 August 2020 / Van

Destan Hazo was born in the Kurdish province of Batman and was active in the youth movement before joining the guerrilla in the Gabar area in 2015. The HPG statement said: "He was one of our companions who always kept their enthusiasm for the struggle alive. He rebelled against the character of a youth without memory created by capitalist modernity and preserved his Kurdish characteristics. In doing so, he took on strategic tasks in various areas and carried them out with great morale.

Rêber Mordem was born in Van and grew up in a patriotic environment. He was already politically active as a youth and learned about the Kurdish liberation struggle in practice. In 2014 he joined the guerrilla and developed rapidly, according to the HPG statement which added: "He made great efforts to become a guerrilla fighter of democratic modernity. In doing so, he took a leading role and fulfilled his tasks and responsibilities with a militant attitude".

HPG expressed their condolences to the relatives and patriotic people of Kurdistan and vowed to continue the struggle of the fallen.