HPG Press Center announced the outcome from actions in Serhat and Xakurke where dozens of soldiers were killed.
The HPG statement included the following details:
“As part of the ongoing Revolutionary Victory Move in the Serhat state, our forces carried out extensive actions against the invading Turkish army. The actions carried out as part of the June 1 Lunge have cost severe losses for the invading Turkish army. The details of the actions are as follows:
2 APCS DESTROYED, 1 PANZER DAMAGED
On June 1 at 09:30, a revolutionary operation was carried out against the invading Turkish army in the Aralik district’s rural areas in Igdir. One Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) and one Panzer type tank were targeted by our forces as they advanced from the Aralik district towards Igdir city center. The Panzer was heavily damaged and enemy soldiers exiting the vehicle were hit effectively by our forces as all soldiers were killed.
SOLDIERS AND VEHICLES COMING IN TO INTERVENE ALSO HIT: 20 SOLDIERS DEAD
Following the action, the invading Turkish army attempted to intervene at the action grounds with several armored vehicles. The army units were hit from 2 sides.
In this revolutionary operation, at least 20 enemy soldiers were killed and over 10 were wounded. The invading Turkish army removed their casualties from the grounds with several armored vehicles and ambulances in the evening hours, while also randomly bombing the area with UAV support.
SABOTAGE ACTION: 6 COUNTER UNITS KILLED
The Turkish army has been constructing a security road between the Serekaniye and Kozili outposts in Agri’s Bazid (Dogubeyazit) district. Our YJA Star forces carried out a sabotage action against a transit vehicle transporting the counter units who work in the construction project on June 1 at 06:00.
The targeted vehicle was destroyed in the action where 6 counter units were killed and 2 were wounded. Following the action, the invading Turkish army removed their casualties from the area and launched an operation in the evening. This operation was rescinded the same day without any results.
The invading Turkish state served this action against the counter units constructing the security road for the outposts as an attack against civilians in their own media channels. The counter units are persons who act and work together with the invaders, and stand against the values of the Kurdish people and with the enemy.
YJA STAR FORCES HIT 1 CAPTAIN
On May 31 at 16:30, our YJA Star forces carried out a sabotage action against the soldiers in the Gulizerke outpost in Van’s Caldiran district. In simultaneous actions, 1 captain and 1 private were killed. The invading Turkish army bombed the area with Howitzers and mortars after the action and launched a partial operation.
We have had no casualties in these actions.
9 INVADERS KILLED IN XAKURKE
Our forces have responded to the invasion operation launched by the invading Turkish state in Xakurke with effective actions. On June 1 at 03:30, an action was carried out against invading Turkish soldiers positioned on the Martyr Derwesh Hill.
The enemy positions were taken under fire from 2 sides and 9 enemy soldiers were killed in this action.
In our statement released on May 30, 2019, we announced that our comrade Rebaz mahabad (Resit Hasan Nejad) had been martyred in an airstrike against the Shexzade region in Xakurke on May 28. Our comrade wasn’t in fact martyred and, following the bombing, has later returned to his base area safe and sound.”
1 GUERRILLA MARTYRED IN AIR STRIKES
HPG also gave information on the airstrikes and said, “On June 1, fighter jets of the invading Turkish army bombed the Cil u Car area in Xakurke in Medya Defense Zones at 06:30, Mervanis area in Avasin at 09:00 and the Zap region at noon. The bombing in the Zap region resulted in the martyrdom of one of our comrades. Our martyr’s identity will be disclosed at a later stage."