HPG: 43 soldiers and 6 police killed in actions by guerrillas (Kurdistan, Turkey)

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Guerrillas affiliated to HPG (People’s Defense Forces) and YJA Star (Free Women’s Troops) continue their actions in response to the ongoing attacks and operations by Turkish military forces.

Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 5:00 PM
BEHDINAN – ANF

Guerrillas affiliated to HPG (People’s Defense Forces) and YJA Star (Free Women’s Troops) continue their actions in response to the ongoing attacks and operations by Turkish military forces.

HPG Press Office reported that a total of 43 soldiers and 6 police were killed in actions by guerrillas.

According to the statement, guerrillas hold the road between Hakkari’s Yüksekova district and Geliyê Doskî area and the one between Mergê Zerê- Şıtaza and Oremar guard post since August 10.

Turkish army airdropped soldiers in Çelareşkê area at 10:00 on September 2 and started an operation in the area.

Responding to the military activity of Turkish troops, guerrillas hit from five sides the soldiers that attempted to enter Geliyê Doskî from Çelareşkê in three groups.

The action by guerrillas killed 10 soldiers in the first group, 5 in the second group and three in the third group.

Guerrillas hindered the Turkish troops that attempted to enter the area to remove the casualties after the action. While clashes in the area continued till 19:00 in the evening, Turkish army shelled Geliyê Doski area from guard posts in surrounding areas.

One soldier was killed in an assassination action conducted by guerrillas against soldiers at Şemzinan Brigade at 16:00 on September 1st.

On September 2, Turkish troops from Garê and Şemzinan Brigade guard posts launched an operation in Katûna, Helena and Garê triangle area in Hakkari’s Şemzinan (Şemdinli) district, the control of which had been taken by guerrillas on August 28.

Guerrillas hit the Cobra type helicopters that flew over the area at 07:00, and forced them to retreat.

A group of soldiers participating in the operation entered the area of guerrillas, upon which a short-lasting clash erupted.

Simultaneously with the operation, Turkish forces shelled the Helena-Katûna-Garê triangle, as well as Hill Geniş and Hill Konserve, in response to which guerrillas hit the Gare guard post. The Turkish operation in the area continues.

Guerrillas sabotaged and destroyed the Qaportê bridge between Yüksekova – Şemzinan districts of Hakkari at 00:00 on September 3rd.

In another action targeting hills held by Oremar guard post, guerrillas damaged one tank and one emplacement at 14:50 on August 2nd.

BASE STATION DESTROYED

Guerrillas destroyed a base station in Albayrak village in Van’s Başkale district at 21:00 on September 2nd.

One soldier was killed in an assassination action conducted by guerrillas against Kısımlı guard post in Başkale at 05:45 on September 2nd. One other soldier was killed as guerrillas also hit the soldiers that came to the scene in the wake of the action.

Guerrillas hit a military armored vehicle in Miks (Bahçesaray) district of Van on September 1st. The vehicle retreated from the area following a short-lasting clash.

A vehicle carrying supplies to Bêgendê guard post in Siirt’s Kurtalan district was burnt down at 13:30 on September 2nd.

19 SOLDIERS KILLED IN BESTA

A guerrilla unit was ambushed by Turkish soldiers in Çiyayê Fıllah area of Besta region on September 1st, upon which a clash erupted, lasting till 19:00 in the evening.

Intervening the scene with Cobra type helicopters at 16:00, Turkish troops at Gundıkê Mellê and Çelê Nımêja guard posts in Şırnak bombarded the area with howitzers and mortars. 15 soldiers were verified killed as guerrillas responded to the attacks. Details of the clashes will be announced later.

Martyr Kamuran team conducted an action against the soldiers guarding the security hill of Şırnak Brigade at 10:35 on September 2nd. Four soldiers were killed in the action which was carried out in memory of the four guerrillas fallen in Besta.

Guerrillas destroyed a base station in Şevasor village of Şırnak’s Silopi district at 22:00 on September 1st.

One soldier was killed in an assassination action conducted by guerrillas against Korxê guard post in Amed’s Lice district at 12:00 on September 2nd. Guerrillas also hit a container and tower in the post, but the casualties couldn’t be verified.

Turkish army airdropped soldiers onto Hill Zerga in Karas-Lice-Hani triangle area in Amed from 07:00 to 08:30 on September 2nd.

Guerrillas destroyed a base station in Yayla area in Bingöl’s Genç district at 21:30 on August 30.

ACTION IN MEMORY OF MARTYR DERSİM

Guerrillas conducted another action against Kanakder guard post in Bitlis in memory of Martry Dersim at 10:00 on September 2nd. Two soldiers were killed and one other was wounded in the action in which the entrance gate of the post was also hit.

Cobra type helicopters intensely shelled the scene at noon, while Sikorsky helicopters removed the casualties from the area.

SIX POLICE KILLED IN ELAZIĞ

As part of the ongoing actions in Martyr Rojhat Batman Initiative, Martyr Destan and Martyr Fırat Revenge teams conducted an action against police station in Kovancılar area of Elazığ at 20:15 on September 2nd. Six police were killed and many others were wounded as guerrillas hit the police group outside the station and the sentry boxes with rockets. The action was conducted in memory of Martyr Fırat, Martyr Destan, Martyr Cihand and Martyr Ekin Van.

On August 27, a team affiliated to HPG forces killed İsmet Tatar and his son who played a role in the murder of four guerrillas and many patriotic civilians in Şırnak’s Silopi district.

HPG: At least 35 soldiers and 6 police killed in actions by guerrillas

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HPG Press Office said in a written statement that at least 35 soldiers and 6 police were killed in ongoing actions by HPG (People’s Defense Forces) and YJA Star (Free Women’s Troops) guerrillas in response to the attacks and massacres committed by Turkish military and police forces against the Kurdish people.

Guerrillas conducted a sabotage action against a convoy of the Turkish army heading from Çukurca to Yüksekova district of Hakkari with some 70 military vehicles in 3 groups at 16:00 on August 27.

The action by guerrillas targeted the 2nd and 3rd group of the convoy, leaving one military vehicle completely destroyed and four others heavily damaged. A total of 13 soldiers were killed in the action after which the first group of the convoy retreated from area and Cobra type helicopters shelled the scene at random at 23:00 at night.

A number of ambulances were sent and troops were airdropped into the area after the action which was conducted in memory of HPG guerrilla Andok (Barış Tekçe) martyred on August 11, and the civilians martyred in Cizre and Yüksekova.

During a road control between Amed and Bingöl from 16:00 to 18:30 on August 27, guerrillas seized a vehicle belonging to Bingöl Municipality.

ARMORED VEHICLE SABOTAGED IN DİCLE

A sabotage action by guerrillas targeted an armored vehicle on its way from Piran (Dicle) to Hani district of Amed at 16:15 on August 27. While the armored vehicle was damaged, the casualties couldn’t be clarified.

In retaliation for the massacre of civilians in Gever, guerrillas infiltrated into the area of a military post under construction on Hill Zerga in Lice-Karas (Kocaköy)-Farqin (Silvan) triangle in Amed at 15:00 on August 27.

Guerrillas hit and completely destroyed four emplacements where specialist sergeants were present, while they on the other hand hit the hill with heavy weapons and entered into more emplacements here.

Nine soldiers were killed and six others were wounded in the action, after which guerrillas retreated back to their positions as the unit commander suffered an injury. After the action, four Cobra type helicopters shelled the scene for five hours.

ACTION AGAINST KÊLA BEDO GUARD POST

In memory of their recently fallen comrades, guerrillas conducted an action against Kêla Bedo guard post in Xulunkê village of Van’s Başkale district at 17:45 on August 27.

Targeting six soldiers during a changing of the guards at the watchtower, guerrillas killed six soldiers who included one sergeant and one specialist sergeant.

After the action, the guard posts of Kêla Bedo, Kela Esmer, Mendil, Boşan, Erci, Asınge, Xalgava and Kule launched a bombardment on the border area, while the casualties were removed from the scene with helicopters.

Guerrillas closed the road between Bitlis and Şexcuma at 15:00 on August 27, and informed the people about the current process till 20:30 in the evening.

The road between Pire Şinê and Geliyê Marinos areas in Colomerg (Hakkari) was closed by Turkish troops at 07:00 on August 27.

In another action, guerrillas targeted a group of soldiers in Dokuztaş base in Hizan district of Bitlis at 15:00 on August 26. One soldier was verified killed while the number of those wounded couldn’t be clarified. After shelling the area with heavy weaponry following the action, Turkish troops started an operation in the area with the support of village guards at 00:00 at night. Clashes erupted during the operation as guerrillas responded to the troops that attempted to enter their area. One guerrilla was heavily wounded in the clashes here.

While the operation continued till 06:00 in the morning, six soldiers were killed and four others were wounded, one of them critically.

HPG refuted the Turkish media reports that seven guerrillas died here, and stated that one guerrilla who sustained a critical injury in these clashes, has died later.

Guerrillas destroyed a base station in Çankaya neighborhood of Erzurum province at 16:30 on August 27.

In another action, guerrillas ambushed a convoy of police vehicle on move near Taşburun village in Iğdır’s Aralık (Başan) district at 11:00 on August 27. One minibus was destroyed and two police vehicles were heavily damaged in the action which left six police dead and two others wounded. The road was closed to traffic for the removal of casualties till the evening when the scene was shelled with Cobra type helicopters from 20:00 to 21:00.

One other action by guerrillas targeted the Zagê guard post in Dersim at 17:00 on August 26, as a result of which one guard box was destroyed, leaving one soldier dead and two others wounded. After the action, Turkish troops shelled the areas of Hill Akvanos and Sultanbaba with mortars.

The roads between Erzincan-Dersim and Dersim-Ovacık remain under the control of guerrillas since August 17.

ACTION AGAINST SOLDIERS DEPLOYED ON HILL SİVRİ

One soldier was killed in an assassination action by guerrillas targeting the Bezelê guard post near the border to Avashin area of Medya Defense Zones at 17:10 on August 26.

The road between Şırnak and its Beytüşşebap district also remains under the control of guerrillas who are not allowing any munition dispatchment by Turkish army since August 1.

Guerrillas destroyed a base station in Nefıla village of Siirt’s Sıle district at 22:00 on August 26, and one other in Dep (Karakoçan) district of Elazığ on August 25.

Guerrillas also destroyed a transmission tower located between Bespin (Görümlü) town and Silopi district of Şırnak at 19:20 on August 27.

HPG gave the following ID details of guerrilla martyred in Bitlis;

Nom de Guerre: Dersim Norşin

Name-Surname: Sedat Yavuz

Place of Birth: Bitlis

Parent’s Names: Suphiye – Enver

Date and Place of Death: 27 August 2015 / Bitlis

 

Source: Firat News Agency