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HPG guerrillas carried out direct actions killing 26 Turkish soldiers and police officers (Kurdistan)

HPG guerrillas carried out actions across Kurdistan, where 26 Turkish soldiers and police officers died, and 8 security forces got injured. Guerrillas also blocked roads and sabotaged soldiers in various locations.

Guerrilla actions in various locations
HPG guerrillas carried out actions across Kurdistan, where 26 soldiers and police officers died, and 8 security forces got injured. Guerrillas also blocked roads and sabotaged soldiers in various locations.

Friday, August 14, 2015 at 5:00 PM
BEHDINAN – ANF

HPG guerrillas carried out actions across Kurdistan, where 26 soldiers and police officers died, and 8 security forces got injured. Guerrillas also blocked roads and sabotaged soldiers in various locations.

HPG Media Center stated that guerrilla retaliations against Turkish state attacks continue. Accordingly;

Guerrillas carried out an action against Doru military post located on the border of Xakurke in Medya Defense Zones from two different locations at 06:00 on August 13. The number of dead and injured soldiers has not yet been determined. Turkish artillery bombarded, and Skorsky and Kobra helicopters as well as drones and warplanes flew over the region surrounding Radyolog and Durê guard posts after the guerrilla action. Civilian Şadi Töre was wounded in the randomly fired shots by soldiers near Golankê village.

ROAD BETWEEN ŞEMDİNLİ AND YÜKSEKOVA BLOCKED

HPG guerrillas blocked the road between Şemdinli and Yüksekova in Xumarek region at 16:20 on August 13, as well as the road between the same districts in Şapata region at 18:00 on the same day. Guerrillas checked IDs, informed the civilians passing by about the political process, and have been controlling the entrances and exits to Şemdinli since the action.

Guerrillas carried out an action against the Turkish Intelligence Agency (MİT) building and the police headquarters in Hakkari city center at 23:00 on August 13, and the number of dead and injured soldiers has not yet been determined.

HPG guerrillas also carried out an action against an armored vehicle convoy near Dola Mehendê on the border of Zagros region. 2 soldiers died and 4 soldiers got wounded in this action, and the Turkish army bombed the area with artillery and mortars after the action.

MORTAR ACTION AGAINST ‘EFELER’ BATTALION

Guerrillas carried out an action against the ‘Efeler’ battalion in Hakkari’s Yüksekova district center at 21:00 on August 13, and the Turkish army’s response operation ended without results around 05:00 on August 14.

Guerrillas sabotaged and destroyed the bridge on the way to Oremar guard post in Hakkari at 15:30 on August 13.

ONE GUERILLA LOST HIS LIFE IN HATAY

Turkish soldiers ambushed HPG guerrillas on the Kesecik road in Hatay on August 5, and the two groups clashed for 3 hours. HPG guerrilla Mazlum Doğan fell as martyr during the clash, and the number of dead and injured soldiers has not yet been determined. Doğan was from Western Kurdistan (Rojava), had adopted the code name of Mazlum Doğan, and served in different parts of Kurdistan with great determination until his martyrdom in Hatay.

Guerrillas burned the tractor of a civilian working for the nearby guard post, and set the driver free around 16:00 on August 13. Guerrillas also blocked the road between Qıleban and Beytüşşebab, checked IDs, and informed the passing by civilians about the political process between 06:30 and 15:00 on August 13. Village guards and a village chief was warned in front of other civilians who were stopped here, and the road block ended around 15:00.

HPG said that guerrilla Martyr Andok carried out an assassination action on Bermani guard post located in the Beytüşşebap district of Şırnak at 17:40 on August 13. 1 soldier died and many soldiers got injured during the action. The Turkish army shot random fires with Kobra helicopters in the area after the action, and caused a fire in the region around Şeman guard post.

A sabotage action by YJA Star guerrillas targeted a base station in Eruh district of Siirt at 22:00 on August 13, which left the station completely destroyed.

Two groups of guerrillas targeted three armored vehicles of the Turkish army in Mehendê area of Hakakri’s Şemzinan (Şemdinli) district on August 14. While the casualties couldn’t be ascertained, Turkish troops at Bêzelê guard post shelled the area after the action. Bombardments by Turkish military in the area continue.

One soldier was killed in an assassination action by guerrillas against a tower near Farqin (Silvan) dam at 14:15 on August 13.

SABOTAGE ACTION IN BİNGÖL

Guerrillas conducted a sabotage action against a group of soldiers near the Suören railway in Genç district of Bingöl at 15:50 on August 13. Three soldiers were killed and four others were wounded in the action after which troops at Suveren guard post bombed the area, while another bombardment targeted the surroundings of Kelaksi village. A fire started by the bombardment in the area still continues.

In another sabotage action, guerrillas completely destroyed the oil pipeline between Karox and Amed at 00:00 on August 13.

A clash erupted between guerrillas and soldiers in an area between Bingöl’s Genç district anf Mardin’s Mava district at 22:00 on August 13. While two Cobra type helicopters that came to the scene following two hours of clashes also bombed the area, the casualties on the Turkish army’s side couldn’t be verified.

ONE SPECIALIST SERGEANT AND ONE SOLDIER DETAINED

After closing the road between Bingöl and Amed and performing ID checks on the people travelling there on August 12, guerrillas detained one specialist sergeant by the name of Hüseyin Sarı and one soldier by the name of Sedat Çolgun, and seized their guns. The road remains under the control of guerrillas.

Clashes erupted between guerrillas and Turkish police forces that entered four neighborhoods in Farqin district of Amed at 05:00 on August 14.

During the clashes that lasted till 8 am in the morning, 10 members of special operations teams were killed. On the other hand, two other policemen were killed after guerrillas targeted an armored police vehicle with rockets. One other assassination action left two snipers of police forces deployed in Azizoğlu castle.

Guerrillas destroyed a base station in Kop district of Muş on August 13.

ACTION AGAINST MILITARY CONVOY ON DERSİM-ELAZIĞ ROAD

In a sabotage action against a convoy of the Turkish military on the road between Dersim and Elazığ at 19:50 on August 13, guerrillas destroyed a vehicle with 8-10 soldiers inside it.

Guerrillas conducted an action in retaliation for the massacre of civilians in Diyadin, in which they targeted the commanders’ brigade in Dersim’s Pülümür district at 23:30 on August 13. The main entrance gate of the brigade and two towers were destroyed after the detonation of a vehicle loaded with 1,5 tons of explosives, while the brigade was also hit with heavy weaponry. Five soldiers were ascertained killed in the action.

A bombardment launched by Turkish army in the area after the withdrawal of guerrillas left one civilian wounded. Turkish troops also launched an operation in the area and once again shelled the scene in the morning of August 14, and closed the road between Dersim and Erzincan at 07:30.

Village guards captured two youths who had decided to join the guerrilla ranks but later changed their mind near Elmalı village of Bingöl on August 7. Turkish media reported this news as if two members of PKK had been captured alive.

Executions of Orhan Aslan (16) and Emrah Aydemir (15) by special operations teams in Diyadin district of Ağrı

Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 3:00 PM
AĞRI – ANF

Witnesses gave striking information on the executions of Orhan Aslan (16) and Emrah Aydemir (15) by special operations teams in Diyadin district of Ağrı.

Filiz Kahraman, who lives in the building above the wood storage where the two children were killed, said that her family members were beaten up during their arrest. She said police put on guerrilla clothes on the massacred children, and tried to do same on her family members detained there.

Witnesses of the massacres of Orhan Aslan (16), Emrah Aydemir (15) by special operations forces in the Atatürk neighborhood of Ağrı’s Diyadin district spoke to DİHA. Tensions remain high in the district where a man reported to be a HPG fighter also got killed and dragged behind a panzer in Murat Neighborhood.

Nihal Kahraman who lives in the building above the wood storage where the two children were killed, witnessed the whole incident. Kahraman said that her husband Feyzi Kahraman was outside tying down livestock at the time of the massacre, and was beaten up before getting arrested by special operations teams.

‘THEY BEAT UP AND ARRESTED EVERYONE IN THE HOUSE’

Kahraman said that her husband Feyzi Kahraman was near River Murat when they heard gunshots, and came to the house after the shooting ended. Kahraman said that a panzer came to the house and her husband turned off the lights of the barn out of fear. Special operations teams then took Feyzi Kahraman under custody and beat him with their guns until he passed out. Nihal Kahraman noted that she did not allow her son to leave the house because the police were shooting at everywhere randomly. The Kahraman family soon left their house in order to check up on Feyzi Kahraman, and heard more gunshots at that moment. Two children were retrieving wood from the storage unit of a bakery, and were both shot down by the police. The police then raided the house of Kahraman family, put a gun on Nihal Kahraman’s head and threatened to shoot her if she did not keep still. Kahraman stated that all men in the house were arrested brutally, and the children massacred in front of the bakery were known by the entire neighborhood.

‘POLICE TRIED TO PUT GUERILLA CLOTHES ON THE WITNESSES AS WELL’

Filiz Kahraman is another witness of the same incident and said that special operations teams first killed the two children and then put guerrilla clothes on their bodies. She noted that the police tried to put guerrilla clothes on her arrested relatives as well, and his brother-in-law Feyzi Kahraman resisted this police attempt. Police beat up Feyzi Kahraman for this reason.

Kahraman added that the police also forced her relatives Aytekin Kahraman, Rıdvan Kahraman, and Muhammed Kahraman to put on guerrilla clothes, but soon gave up on this idea because of the family’s reaction.

‘THEY WERE BOTH POOR FELLOWS’

Recep Birgül who owns the bakery where Orhan Aslan and Emrah Aydemir worked and got killed at, said that police targeted these two children purposefully. Birgül stated that he was with another baker friend of his at the time of the incident, and came to his bakery as soon as he heard about the massacre. Birgül noted that he had 7 employees including the slain children, who were both poor fellows trying to make a living. Birgül ended his statement by saying that Orhan had been working for him for 7 months, and Emrah was a student who was working during the summer to make some pocket money.

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