11 Turkish soldiers killed in ‘Revolutionary Victory Initiative’

Actions carried out by guerrillas as part of the ‘Revolutionary Victory Initiative’ in Serhat region of northern Kurdistan left 11 soldiers of the Turkish army dead.

The Press Center of People’s Defense Forces (HPG) released a statement providing information about the latest actions carried out by guerrillas against the Turkish army in Kurdistan territory.

The statement said the following;

“As part of the ‘Revolutionary Victory Initiative’ ongoing in Serhat region, our forces carried out an action against an armored vehicle of the Turkish army near the village of Sarıksu in Van’s Çaldıran district at 15:30 on May 20. The vehicle was destroyed as a result of effective strikes at close range and more than 10 enemy soldiers were killed. Following the action, the Turkish army retrieved the dead and wounded soldiers from the scene with the support of unmanned aerial vehicles. The guerrilla unit that carried out the action was able to return to their base safely.

As part of the same initiative, one soldier was killed as result of a targeted action at Serêkaniye outpost in Bazid (Doğubeyazıt) district of Ağrı at 14:00 on May 21.”