HPG: Six Turkish soldiers were killed in guerrilla actions
The HPG reports continued attacks by the Turkish army in various parts of the Kurdistan territory, to which guerrillas responded with effective actions.
In its daily statement about the ongoing war in Kurdistan region, the Press Centre of the People’s Defense Forces (HPG) reported guerrilla actions in the north and south of Kurdistan: "The Turkish occupation army relies on its technical means and wants to wipe out the Kurdistan freedom guerrillas. The guerrillas are responding to this with actions from Botan to the Medya Defense Zones. In the actions of our mobile units, six occupants were killed and four occupants wounded. Three military tents and a surveillance system were destroyed, and an attack helicopter was damaged."
The statement by HPG Press Centre includes the following details:
Mobile guerrilla groups hit the Turkish army in Besta
In the Besta area of northern Kurdistan, mobile guerrilla groups struck a Turkish military camp from close range on 23 July. Three military tents were destroyed, one soldier killed and two soldiers injured in the course of the action, after which the Turkish army launched a military operation in the Besta Hincê area. The operation ended the same evening without results.
Resistance in the Girê Amêdî and Girê Cûdî areas
On 26, 27 and 30 July and on 1 August, a total of four soldiers were shot dead by guerrilla snipers in Girê Cûdî. In the same area, guerrillas carried out an action against the invading forces with heavy weapons on Monday evening.
At Girê Amêdî, a sniper of the YJA Star (Free Women’s Troops) shot dead a soldier on Monday. Mobile guerrilla groups hit the advancing troops of the Turkish army with light weapons and sabotage tactics on the same day. In addition, a surveillance camera was destroyed.
YJA Star guerrillas fire at helicopter squadron in Zap
Late on Monday night, YJA Star women fighters hit Turkish attack helicopters on flight towards the Şikefta Birîndara area from two flanks. One helicopter was hit and had to turn back.
Also on Monday, two advance attempts by the Turkish invading forces towards the Şehîd Umîd tunnel were stopped by guerrillas with heavy weapons and an action of sabotage. Today, at 6.40 a.m. and 7 a.m., the guerrillas carried out two more sabotage actions in which two soldiers were injured.
Attacks by the Turkish army
Regarding the Turkish army's attacks on the Medya Defense Zones on Monday, the HPG said that chemical weapons and tactical bombs were used five times against guerrilla positions at Girê FM and in the Şikefta Birîndara area. The areas of Şehîd Adil and Çemço were bombed four times by fighter jets. In the areas of Girê Amêdî, Werxelê, Çemço and Koker, a total of 23 helicopter attacks were carried out. Dozens of other attacks were conducted with heavy weapons and howitzers.
“Halit Gezici punished for serving the enemy"
The HPG statement went on to say, "A person named Halit Gezici has served the enemy with various activities and for this reason has been warned several times by our forces in the region. He ignored these warnings and continued his activities. Halit Gezici was punished by one of our units near the village of Verîsa in the Hizan district of Bitlis at 7.40 pm on 14 June."
"No connection with Nüsret Tebiş"
The HPG also denied Turkish media reports about an alleged MIT operation in Hesekê: "The Turkish state's special war media is reporting that a person named Nüsret Tebiş, who was allegedly connected to our movement and is said to be the person responsible for the sinister Güngören massacre of 27 July 2008, was killed. This report is pure fiction. It is a lie and does not correspond to reality. Our forces had no connection with Nüsret Tebiş. The Turkish state has come under public criticism, especially because of the massacre with nine deaths in Zaxo, and is trying to distract from this and improve the reputation of MIT with this staging. The people of Kurdistan and the democratic public in Turkey should not pay attention to these reports.”