5 Turkish soldiers were killed, and 2 military positions were destroyed during the actions carried out by HPG (People’s Defence Forces) and YJA Star (Free Women’s Troops) guerrillas in Xakurke.
The HPG Press Centre has released a written statement regarding the guerrilla actions and invasion attacks. The HPG statement is as follows:
“As part of the Bazên Zagrosê Revolutionary Campaign in the Xakurke region:
The invading Turkish army has been carrying out road construction to expand its occupation in the area between the Şehîd Şahan and Şehîd Axîn hills in the Xakurkê region. On July 26 at 17:30, a group of invading Turkish troops on the Martyr Axîn Hill, who were charged with securing the safety of the road construction, were hit by our forces in a coordinated guerrilla action. 2 military positions on the hill were targeted and destroyed, and at least 3 invaders were killed during the action. Our forces, who brought the hill under their control in a short time by performing the new era guerrilla tactics with great success, confiscated 1 PK machine gun.
After the action, the invading troops launched an operation in the Martyr Axîn and Martyr Şahan areas on July 27. On the same day, at 12:20, a unit belonging to the invading Turkish army in the Martyr Şahan area was hit by our forces at close range. In this second action, at least 2 invaders were killed. The invaders removed their casualties from the area with helicopters at 14:30.
At least 5 invaders were killed, 2 military positions were destroyed, and 1 PK machine gun was seized as a result of these successful actions carried out by our forces.
ATTACKS ON MEDYA DEFENSE ZONES
On 27 July, Girê Martyr Şahan, Girê Martyr Kamuran Hills, Girê Martyr Heqi slopes and Dola Martyr Şahan areas in the Xakurkê region were bombed with heavy weapons.
On July 27, between 17:00 and 17:30 Girê Şehîd Heqî and Girê Şehîdan areas in the Xakurke region were bombed by fighter jets.
On July 28, the invading Turkish army launched an invasion operation in the Martyr Şahan and Martyr Axîn areas in the Xakurkê region. This operation was withdrawn in the evening with no results.
On July 28, at 21:30, the invading Turkish army bombed the battle tunnels in the Werxelê area of Avaşîn region.
On July 28, between 00:00 and 01:30, Turkish helicopter activity took place over the Qaşura line of the Metina region. The vicinity of Derarê and Hirore villages in the Kanî Masî sub-district of the Amadiya district and the Martyr Çiya Hill were bombed by combat helicopters.
We suffered no casualties during these attacks.”