Guerrilas Target Sikorsky Helicopters in Zap and Avashin

Published November 18, 2018

HPG/YJA Star guerrillas hit Turkish helicopters in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq.

The Press Office of People’s Defense Forces (HPG-BIM) released a written statement about the most recent actions carried out by guerrillas against the Turkish army in Zap and Avashin regions of guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq.

HPG stated that guerrillas targeted two Sikorsky helicopters of the occupant Turkish army as they were moving over Zap region at 15:30 on November 16. Both helicopters were put under intense fire and forced to retreat, said the HPG.

At 14:30 on November 17, guerrillas targeted another Sikorsky helicopter of the Turkish army as it was flying over Avashin region. The helicopter was hit with effective strikes which forced it to retreat from the region.

HPG-BIM announced that Turkish warplanes carried out strikes on Zap region on November 11, as result of which guerrillas Andok and Agır fell as martyrs.

ID details of the martyred guerrilla fighters are as follows;

Nom de Guerre: Agır Varto First-Last Name: Diyar Öztürk Place of Birth: Muş Mother’s-Father’s Name: Şekernaz - Nejat Date and Place of Martyrdom: 11 November 2018 / Medya Defense Zones


Nom de Guerre: Andok Eriş First-Last Name: Nurullah Yaşar Place of Birth: Muş Mother’s-Father’s Name: Züleyha - Abdulcelil Date and Place of Martyrdom: 11 November 2018 / Medya Defense Zones

A guerrilla by the name of Andok Eriş fell a martyr as a result of this bombardment.

A guerrilla by the name of Andok Eriş fell a martyr as a result of this bombardment.