HPG: At least 3 Turkish soldiers killed in Hakkari
HPG Press Centre announced that at least 3 soldiers of the Turkish army were killed as a result of guerrilla actions in Hakkari countryside.
People’s Defense Forces Press Centre (HPG-BIM) released a statement providing information about the actions carried out by guerrillas in Şemdinli and Yüksekova districts of Hakkari province, and the armed clash with Turkish forces in the countryside of Ağrı province.
Full text of the statement by HPG-BIM is as follows;
“Within the scope of the Martyr Pîroz and Martyr Agirî Revolutionary Campaign, our forces carried out a series of actions against the invading Turkish army. The details of the actions carried out within this scope are as following;
At 08.30, our YJA Star forces carried out an assassination action against the enemy soldiers positioned on the Meclis hill in the Çarçella area of Hakkari’s Gever (Yüksekova) district, and one soldier was killed here. At 11.00, our YJA Star forces carried out an action against the invaders positioned on Şkêrê Spî hill in Hakkari’s Şemzînan (Şemdinli) district. The number of dead and wounded enemies in this action where the enemy’s positions and shelters were effectively hit could not be determined.
At 23.10, our YJA Star forces carried out a series of assassination actions against the enemy soldiers positioned on the Martyr Serhat zone in the Govendê area of Hakkari’s Şemzînan district. Two enemy soldiers were killed in these actions.
On August 24, the invading Turkish army launched an operation in the Demirkapı area of Ağrı’s Bazid (Doğubeyazit) district. On the same day, between 15.30 and 19.00, invading forces bombed the area with Cobra-type attack helicopters with the support of unmanned aerial vehicles. Following the bombardments, one-hour conflicts between our forces and the invaders which arrived in the area with armoured vehicles took place. The number of dead and wounded enemies in this action where many soldiers were killed could not be determined. Our unit which has entered into conflict with enemy forces securely reached their base areas. The invading Turkish army has shared through the pool media the lie that two of our comrades had fallen as martyrs. It is clear that the invading forces are serving false news to the public in order to conceal their losses. Unable to accept defeat in Serhat province, the enemy is in attempts of creating a false victory based on lies and psychological warfare.
On the morning of August 27 (today) the invading Turkish army launched an extensive operation in the highlands of Çelê Cengê, Mezra and Bêtkarê in Hakkari.”