People’s Defense Forces Press Office (HPG-BIM) released a statement providing information about the most recent actions carried out by HPG and YJA-Star guerrillas against Turkish troops in North Kurdistan, southeast of Turkey.
The statement of HPG-BIM is as follows;
“Within the scope of the Martyr Pîroz and Martyr Agirî Revolutionary Campaign, our forces carried out effective actions against the invading Turkish army in Hakkari. The details of the actions where many enemy soldiers were killed are as following;
On June 21, at 21:00, our guerrilla forces carried out an action near the Çemê Bedel village, targeting a military convoy of the occupying Turkish army consisting of about 30 armoured vehicles heading from Hakkari to Çelê (Çukurca) district. All of the vehicles in the enemy convoy were put under intense fire from two arms. An Ejder-type armoured vehicle and the two Kirpi-type armoured vehicles were totally destroyed here. In the action, 33 enemy soldiers were killed. Following the action some of the enemy vehicles had to return to Hakkari, and some of them stopped at the place of action. The occupying Turkish army bombarded the area indiscriminately with numerous Cobra-type attack helicopters in support of unmanned aerial vehicles after the action.
On the same day, at 05.00, the occupying Turkish army launched an operation in the area with the support of one tank, one Ejder-type armoured vehicle and two Cobra-type armoured vehicles. Our guerrilla forces carried out a sabotage action targeting enemy forces conducting searching activities in the area. In the action, two special operation members were killed and two others were wounded. The occupying Turkish army, withdrawing from the area, indiscriminately bombed the area with heavy weapons. During the bombardment occupying forces carried away dead and wounded soldiers from the area with ambulances.
On June 21, at 21:00, our forces carried out an action against the occupying Turkish army positioned on the Merganiş hill in Çelê district. The number of dead and wounded soldiers could not be clarified in this action where enemy positions and shelters were effectively struck. After the action the occupying forces bombarded the area with howitzers and mortars.
On June 20, at 10:15, our guerrilla forces carried out an action against a Reo-type military vehicle of the occupying Turkish army heading from Elişer hill to Dola Heydaran area of Ertuş in Gever (Yüksekova). In the action, the targeted enemy vehicle was destroyed and three enemy soldiers were killed. After the action, the occupying Turkish army, which launched an operation in the field, withdrew from the area at 17.00 on the same day.
On June 20, at 14.00, our forces carried out an action against the Sinek outpost in Şırnak’s Qileban (Uludere) district. The number of dead and wounded soldiers in this action where the positions and shelters on the enemy compound were put under intense fire could not be determined. Following the action. the invading Turkish army indiscriminately bombed the Bektorya, Dola Sılê and Hestiya areas in the Haftanin region.
Within the scope of the Martyr Ozan and Martyr Roza Dersim Revolutionary Campaign, on June 21, at 07.00, our forces carried out a sabotage action against a disguised unit of the invading Turkish army carrying out ambush activities in the Martyr Delil area of Dersim’s Nazimiye district. One enemy soldier was identified killed in this action.
On June 20 and 21, the warplanes of the invading Turkish army carried out air strikes against the Medya Defense Zones. Within this scope;
On June 20, between 11.00 and 12.00, warplanes bombed the Dola Sılê area in the Haftanin region of the Medya Defense Zones, and on June 21 between 16.00 and 18.00, warplanes bombed the Şekif hill in the Xakurke region. We have had no guerrilla losses in the bombardments carried out by the invading Turkish army.