3 Turkish soldiers, including a high-ranking commander, were killed in an action carried out by guerrillas in Gabar region of Şırnak province in northern Kurdistan.
The People’s Defence Forces (HGP) and Free Women’s Troops (YJA Star) guerrillas carried out an action against the Turkish soldiers who embarked on military operation in Gabar on March 28. 3 Turkish soldiers, one of whom was a high-ranking commander, were killed.
The HPG Press Office statement detailing the action is as follows:
“The occupant Turkish state launched a comprehensive military operation on March 28, 2021 in the Gabar region where our great commander Egid (Mahsum Korkmaz) had been martyred. Our forces, who carried out the action, effectively struck the enemy forces at close range. The Turkish army stated that only one soldier was killed here, which is not the case. As a result of this action, 3 Turkish soldiers, one of whom was a high-ranking commander, were killed. The occupying forces had to withdraw from the area on March 31, retrieving their dead and wounded soldiers. This action was carried out in memory of our great commander Comrade Egid.”