Turkish army hit in Cele and Gever: 19 soldiers killed

HPG Press Center announced that 19 soldiers were killed in actions by HPG guerrillas against the Turkish army in Hakkari’s Gever and Cukurca districts.

HPG Press Center issued a written statement on the details of actions in Cukurca and Gever as part of the martyr Bager and Martyr Ronya Revolutionary Move.

The statement includes the following:

“As part of the Martyr Bager and Martyr Ronya Revolutionary Move, our forces hit the invading Turkish army hard in Hakkari’s Cele (Cukurca) and Gever (Yuksekova) districts. Details are as follows.

On July 27, our forces started surveilling a secret unit positioned in the Deriya Cafer area in Hakkari’s Gever district. The same unit was targeted by our forces at 10:30 the same day. The enemy unit was effectively hit at close range in the action and 8 enemy soldiers, including 1 unit commander, were killed. The guerrilla unit who carried out the operation have reached their base areas safely.


Our forces carried out an ambush action on July 26 at 05:30 against the invading Turkish army who have positioned a unit on the Xeregol Hill in the Cele district to secure the road. The enemy unit was effectively hit from two sides at close range. 11 soldiers were killed and 2 were injured. Our forces simultaneously opened fire on the enemy positions and shelters on the Xeregol Hill. The number of casualties could not be ascertained in this action. Following the action, the invading Turkish army removed their casualties with Skorsky helicopters and bombed the action grounds with jets, Howitzers and mortars. In this bombing, our comrades Ciya and Xwinrej were martyred. The invading Turkish army has launched an operation and the ambushes continue as part of it.

On July 27 at 11:30, the invading Turkish army’s jets bombed the Xantur area in the Haftanin region of Medya Defense Zones. There were no casualties on our part in this bombing, but the bombing sparked a fire in the forest area. 

On the same day from 14:00 to 15:00, the invading Turkish army outposts along the border in Haftanin bombed the Bektorya area with Howitzers and mortars, sparking fires in the land.”