HPG: 21 Turkish soldiers killed in Serhat and Garzan
Actions carried out by guerrilla forces against the Turkish army in Kurdistan left 21 soldiers dead and many others wounded.
The Press Office of People’s Defense Forces (HPG) released a statement announcing the details of the actions carried out by guerrillas against the Turkish army in Serhat and Garzan regions in Kurdistan territory.
According to the statement, guerrillas targeted the Turkish army as part of the Battle of Heftanin Campaign ongoing in Heftanin region of Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq.
On October 19, two construction equipment belonging to the Turkish army were hit and damaged near Hill Partizan, while the number of soldiers killed or wounded here couldn’t be clarified.
On October 20, guerrillas hit the Turkish soldiers stationed on Hill Partizan. While the positions and shelters of the Turkish forces were struck effectively, the number of casualties left here couldn’t be clarified.
As part of the Martyr Bager and Martyr Ronya Revolutionary Campaign, guerrillas hit a Turkish military unit stationed on Hill Xeregol in Hakkari’s Çukurca (Çele) district on October 20. While the positions and shelters of the Turkish forces were struck effectively, the number of casualties left here couldn’t be clarified.
As part of the Revolutionary Victory Campaign ongoing in the Serhat region in northern Kurdistan, guerrillas hit the security buildings and armored vehicles at Vedat Özkaya outpost in Ağrı’s Doğubeyazıt (Bazid) district. While the targets were struck effectively from three sides, two armored vehicles were destroyed and a tank damaged.
HPG said that 18 soldiers were killed in the action, after which the Turkish army retrieved the casualties from the scene with attack helicopters supported by UAVs. The involved guerrilla unit returned to their base safely.
Clashes erupted between guerrillas and Turkish forces in Martyr Mizgin area in Bitlis province in the morning of October 20. While many soldiers were killed in the fighting, the number of casualties couldn’t be established. The Turkish army started an operation in the area after the confrontation.
At 6 am this morning, October 21, guerrillas hit a Turkish military unit partaking in the operation. Effective strikes at close range left three Turkish soldiers dead and many others wounded. The Turkish army then retrieved their casualties from the scene and retreated from the area.