HBDH announces actions against security forces in Mersin

In memory of HPG commander Egîd Civyan, the left-wing guerrilla alliance HBDH carried out two actions in the coastal city of Mersin.

The left-wing guerrilla alliance Peoples’ United Revolutionary Movement (HBDH) has claimed responsibility for two bomb attacks in Mersin. On October 11, an explosive device detonated near a patrol of paramilitary "neighborhood watchmen" and on October 16, a bomb attack was carried out on an armored vehicle of the police.

In both cases, members of the security forces are said to have been injured. Although the police fired wildly after the attack on the armored vehicle, the HBDH guerrillas were able to leave safely.

In their statement, HBDH commended the political campaign "End Isolation, Fascism and Occupation, Time for Freedom" initiated by the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) on September 12, and vowed to expand their actions against "the fascist regime" and to lead the struggle both "in the mountains and in the factories". The political campaign has a crucial importance for the Kurdish people as well as for the peoples of Turkey, it said.

The HBDH dedicated its action to the fallen HPG commander Egîd Civyan (Vahdettin Karay), member of the HPG Command Council and commander of the Botan region, who was martyred in a successful action against the coordinators of a military operation in Çatak district of Van on September 11. He was one of the guerrilla fighters who had defended the Shengal (Sinjar) region against the IS and ensured the rescue of over one hundred thousand Yazidis.