HPG Reports Guerrilla Action in Siirt, Clash in Amed

Published May 5, 2020

HPG Reports Guerrilla Action in Siirt, Clash in Amed

The Press Office of People’s Defense Forces (HPG) released a statement detailing the latest developments in the conflict between the guerrilla forces and the Turkish army.

As part of the Martyr Medya Mawa and Martyr Rizgar Gever Vengeance Campaign, guerrillas carried out a sabotage action against a Turkish military unit near the OSyan outpost in Siirt’s Pervari district at 6 am on May 4. While the Turkish unit was struck effectively, the number of soldiers killed or wounded here couldn’t be clarified.

After the action, the Turkish army shelled the area at random and removed the casualties from the scene with helicopters, while guerrillas returned to their base without getting harmed.

On April 14, clash erupted between a guerrilla unit and Turkish forces in the area of Çemê Elika in Amed’s Lice district. One of the guerrillas fell fighting in the confrontation, whose ID details will be announced at a later date, said the HPG statement.