Families at Semalka Border Gate demand delivery of fallen guerrillas for 12 days
The action launched by the Jazira Region Martyrs' Families Council at the Semalka Border Gate demanding the delivery of the bodies of the guerrillas fallen in Xelîfan entered its 12th day.
An action was launched on 5 October at the Semalka Border Gate by the Jazira Region Martyrs' Families Council to demand the delivery of the bodies of the guerrillas fallen in Xelîfan. A tent was set up 12 days ago, and the people of Jazira, as well as the families of martyrs are visiting those organising the vigil at the border every day.
On Friday it was the turn of Hesekê Canton residents to visit the tent. They condemned the betrayal of the KDP forces and their cooperation with the invading Turkish state. A call was made to the KDP to deliver the bodies of the guerrillas who fell as martyrs in an ambush to their families.
The Peace Mothers wanted to go from the Semalka Border Gate to the Peshxabür Border Gate on 11 October to demand that the bodies be delivered to the KDP forces. However, they were prevented from crossing into Peshxabur by the KDP forces.
The HPG had released a statement about the fallen guerrillas. The statement said: "On the night from 28 to 29 August, while a guerrilla group of 7 was trying to cross from the Kandil area to the Behdinan area, it was established that KDP forces attacked the area at around 2.30 am. While our guerrilla group was crossing the Zap Suyu, they were heavily fired upon from four different parts. Neither call nor warning fire was given to guerrillas from the KDP forces. As a result of this attack, it became clear that 5 of our comrades had fallen as martyrs, while one was probably wounded and captured. Our comrade Haki, witnessed this incident and managed to survive and leave the scene.”