HPG: 17 soldiers killed, 37 wounded, 9 missing in Şemdinli

Published November 11, 2018

HPG: 17 soldiers killed, 37 wounded, 9 missing in Şemdinli

People’s Defense Forces Press Office (HPG-BIM) released a statement and announced that guerrillas struck 6 separate military bases of the Turkish state in the evening on November 9th and morning on November 10th.

According to the statement, guerrillas targeted the Silor (Süngü) Hill in Bêsosın (Ortaklar) village in Hakkari’s Şemdinli district, Hakkari Mountain Commando Brigade, Şırnak 23rd Division Command Central Area, Cizre Tank Brigade, Silopi Hacılar Military Assembly Area, and Şehit Mesut Border Outpost in Şırnak’s Silopi district.

The statement by HPG-BIM said the following:

“The enemy suffered major blows in this revolutionary campaign which was carried out in a new tactical and technical manner. However, the fascist Turkish state has traditionally hidden the losses it has suffered in these simultaneous and large scale actions. Yet, the Turkish authorities failed to hide the incident on Silor Hill in Bêsosın and consequently had to accept the casualties inflicted there, announcing the figures of 7 dead and 25 wounded soldiers. According to information we obtained from our own sources, 17 Turkish soldiers died as a result of this action, 37 were wounded and the aftermath of 9 others remains unknown. When looking at the casualties the Turkish army was dealt here, it is certain that the Turkish forces suffered great losses in other locations as well.

This campaign was carried out in memory of our comrades in the person of Atakan Mahir and Zeki Şengali who have fallen as martyrs during the recent period.”