HPG reports Turkish air strikes and operations in Kurdistan

Turkish military activities in Kurdistan continue.

The Press Office of People's Defense Forces (HPG) released a statement announcing continued attacks and operations by the Turkish army in Kurdistan territory.

According to the statement, Turkish fighter jets and attack helicopters bombed Hill Stuna located at the border of Hakkari’s Çukurca district at 23:50 on June 19.

At around 1 am on June 20 (today), Turkish military helicopters shelled Hill Marty Karlos and surroundings of the Bedehe village.

Subsequently, Turkish soldiers were airdropped on Hill Stuna and UAV activity over the region continues.

HPG reported that Turkish troops were storming villages and arresting civilian population in the countryside of Van’s Çatak district with frustration over their unsuccessful operation, which involved the villages of Aşkan, Koxan, Govanê, Arcu and Xozıl, and was retreated without achieving results in late April.

On May 1, the Turkish army launched another invasion operation in the territory of Aşkan village in Çatak. The Turkish troops retreated from the operation area on the same day only after burning down the vineyards and orchards, gardens, houses and materials of the local people.

According to the statement, Turkish warplanes bombed the area of Kunişka in Zap region of Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq. The bombardment, carried out between 22:30 and 23:30 on June 19, did not result in casualties in guerrilla ranks, added the statement.