HPG: 11 Turkish Soldiers Killed in Yüksekova and Çukurca

Published June 11, 2019


HPG: 3 Turkish soldiers killed in Yüksekova

The Press Office of People’s Defense Forces released a statement providing information about the most recent actions carried out by HPG and YJA-Star guerrillas against the Turkish forces.

According to the statement, guerrillas targeted a Turkish military unit stationed on a hill maintaining the security of Wargenima outpost in Hakkari’s Yüksekova (Gever) district at 04:45 on Saturday morning.

The positions and shelters of the Turkish forces on the hill were struck effectively and 3 soldiers were killed as a result. In the wake of the action, the Turkish army shelled the area with howitzer and mortar fire.

HPG reported continued air raids by the Turkish army against guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq.

The statement said that Turkish aerial attack targeted Martyr Beritan area in Xakurke region, adding that the bombardment did not cause any loss or injuries in guerrilla ranks.

HPG: 8 Turkish soldiers killed in Çukurca

HPG Press Center announced that actions against the invading Turkish army continue as part of the Martyr Bager and Martyr Ronya Revolutionary Initiative.

“Our forces have carried out effective actions in three locations in Hakkari’s Çukurca (Çele) district against the ongoing invasion operation in Xakurke,” said the statement and included the following:

“On June 8, the invading Turkish army laid ambushes in the Kani Ore area with support from covert units. Our forces surveilled these soldiers laying the ambush and carried out an action at 11:00 the same day. Our forces struck the enemy unit from two sides at close range. 5 enemy soldiers were killed in the action while 4 others were injured. Following the action, the invading Turkish army randomly bombed the surrounding area with Howitzers and mortars.

On the same day at 12:30, our forces targeted enemy soldiers positioned on the Martyr Colemerg Hill- Enemy positions and shelters were targeted heavily in the action where a position and three enemy soldiers were eliminated. The invading Turkish army bombed the area with Howitzers and mortars, which resulted in a fire breaking out in the forest area.

On June 9 at 11:30, our forces carried out an action against soldiers positioned on the Martyr Bager Hill. Enemy positions on the hill were hit effectively but the number of casualties could not be ascertained.”

HPG said, “On June 10 at 07:30 (today), invading Turkish army jets bombed the Xinere area in the Xakurke region of Medya Defense Zones. We have not suffered any casualties in these bombings.”