HPG: 26 soldiers killed, 2 armored vehicles destroyed, a helicopter damaged

The People's Defense Forces (HPG) confirmed that its fighters had killed 26 soldiers of the Turkish occupation army, and had destroyed two armored vehicles and damaged a helicopter.

The HPG issued a statement on operations their forces carried out in Avashin, Khakurk and Colemêrg.

The People's Defense Forces indicated that their fighters carried out an operation against the Turkish occupation army in Shakiv of the region of Khakurk on June 24, noting that they could not obtain accurate information on the number of the elements killed and wounded, later on, the the Turkish occupation army transferred them from the area by Sikorski helicopters.

On the same day, in the Drava Ghazali area between Celi and Colemêrg, the fighters carried out an operation against the Turkish occupation army, which resulted in the elimination of 23 elements of the Turkish occupation army in addition to the destruction of two armored vehicles belonging to the Turkish occupation army, and forced the Turkish occupation army to withdraw from the area, transferring the elements killed and wounded from the area through helicopters.

The statement pointed to another operation Guerrilla fighters carried out at 08:30 on Tuesday on the hill "Ali Sher" of the region, "Colemêrg," targeting soldiers of the Turkish occupation army and "resulted in the killing of two soldiers and targeting a combat helicopter of the type Cobra 'where it was badly damaged and had to withdraw from the skies of the region, while we did not receive accurate information about the fall of the helicopter or not.

In Shemzinan area, the Guerrilla fighters carried out sniper operations targeting a moving group of Turkish soldiers in the field of "Deriye Bin" in the area of ​​"Kovendi" and managed to kill a soldier. These operations coincided with an attack by other fighters on the occupation army in "Tabeh Khodi" and there was insufficient information on the number of the elements killed and wounded among the Turkish army, according to the HPG statement itself.

The statement pointed to the aerial and land attacks the Turkish occupation army launched in several areas of northern Kurdistan and south, during the past few days, stressing that " there are no casualties in the ranks of our fighters during these bombings."


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