Thirteen Soldiers Killed as Guerrillas Hit Turkish Military Convoy

Published July 24, 2019

HPG Guerrillas

YJA Star (Free Women’s Troops) guerrillas targeted a Turkish military convoy of armored vehicles as part of the Martyr Bager and Martyr Ronya Revolutionary Campaign.

The Turkish convoy was hit while heading from Çelê (Çukurca) to Hakkari city center at 8:30pm on July 21.

While all the vehicles in the convoy were put under intense fire, a Kirpi-type armored vehicle was destroyed completely, and 13 Turkish soldiers were killed.

Following the action, the invading Turkish army carried away the vehicle debris and dead soldiers from the area with the support of unmanned aerial vehicles. The guerrilla unit reached their base area safely.

HPG reported continued air raids by Turkish warplanes against the Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq. Turkish aerial attacks targeted the following locations:

Hill Hakkari in Metina region at 2:30am on July 19,

Golka area in Metina region at 9:30pm on July 20,

Hill Cehennem in Zap region at 3:00pm on July 22,

Adılbeg area in Avashin region at 5:00pm on July 22,

Xınerê and Martyr Beritan areas in the Xakurke region between 6:00pm and 7:00pm on July 22.

HPG added that guerrilla forces did not suffer any losses in these bombings.