HPG: Eight Turkish soldiers killed in Van

The Press Office of People’s Defense Forces (HPG) released a statement announcing the details of the recent actions carried out by guerrillas against the Turkish army in Kurdistan territory.

According to the statement, guerrillas hit Turkish army units in the countryside of Van’s Çaldıran district as part of the “Revolutionary Victory Campaign” ongoing in the Serhat region.

HPG said that a Turkish military vehicle patrolling between the Kevırê Şamê and Sarıxsu outposts was struck at close range at 22:00 local time on October 17. While the vehicle was destroyed, eight soldiers were killed and two others wounded as a result of effective strikes.

While the Turkish army shelled the area at random, the involved guerrilla unit returned to their base safely.