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Press Release

1. On August 8, within the scope of the Battle of Heftanin campaign ongoing in Heftanin region of Medya Defence Zones, our forces have inflicted heavy blows on the invading Turkish army. The details of the actions are as follows:

The invading Turkish army engaged in an occupation attempt on Pirbula Valley at 7 August night with the support of counter-guerrillas. Our forces hit the occupiers at very close range at 07:30 on 8 August and violent clashes broke out. Our forces encircled the enemy units from 7 sides and put them under intense fire. The actions, in which raid, assault and assassination tactics were used against the enemy units, turned into a revolutionary operation against the occupation attempt. Our forces also targeted the Sikorsky and Cobra helicopters that were deployed to the scene to get the besieged soldiers out of the circle. Effective strikes left 1 Sikorsky and 1 Cobra type helicopter damaged and forced them to retreat from the area. During the course of the revolutionary operation, 22 soldiers and counter-guerrillas were killed and 8 others wounded.

Our forces inflicted a heavy blow on the enemy overrun their positions and seized 4 military bags, 1 binocular and many military equipments belonging to the enemy.  Our forces remained in the area for a long while and did not let the occupiers intervene. Having suffered a historic blow, the occupiers had to retreat from the area. During the fighting in this area, our comrade Warşin fell a martyr whilst putting up a brave fight.

During the clashes, the invading Turkish army targeted a civilian car and the local people working in their gardens.

During the night hours, fighter jets bombed the surroundings of Pirbula and Minine village. While our forces suffered no casualties in these bombardments, the vineyards and orchards of the local people were damaged.

2. Within the scope of the Martyr Medya Mawa and Martyr Rızgar Gever Revenge Campaign, our YJA Star forces carried out a sabotage action targeting a convoy of the invading Turkish army between the villages of Hêş and Osyan in Siirt's Pervari district on 8 August to salute the anniversary of the 15 August Initiative. In the action, a Kirpi type armoured vehicle was completely destroyed and 12 enemy soldiers were punished.

3. On July 30, at 14:00, the invading Turkish army launched an invasion operation against the Banê village area in the Gabar Mountain area of ​​Şırnak. The occupying Turkish army bombed the area with warplanes and carried out set downs in the area. Our comrades Rohat, Brusk and Botan were martyred during the operation that lasted until August 5. The ID information of our martyrs will be published later on.

4. The operation launched by the invading Turkish army from the Esendere area of ​​Hakkari's Gever (Yüksekova) district on August 2, was withdrawn on August 7 without any results.

5. On 8 August, warplanes bombed the Sida, Kurojaro and Werxelê areas of the Zap region at 12.00, and the Saca area at 21.30.

Our forces suffered no losses as a result of these bombardments.

August 9, 2020

HPG Press Centre