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OPERATIONS IN BESTA AND MARDIN

Press Release

1. On November 3, the occupying Turkish army bombed the Mergumarê area of Besta region of Şırnak, between 14.00 and 15.00, and between 17:00 and 18:00, the Ziyareta Xırbıkê Bestê region and at night hours the Dehlevan village.

On November 4, the cobra-type attack helicopters bombed these areas intensively, and then the Sikorsky-type helicopters carried out setdowns to the area. Sêgırkê, Navyana Sêxa and Osyan outposts were also bombed in the area, where occupation forces launched an operation led by village guards and contras. Moreover, the occupying Turkish army has positioned a large number of armoured vehicles and tanks in Xirbikê Bestê area.

On November 5, between 09:00 and 10:00 warplanes bombed the Kanibiya Mergumarê area. Again on November 10, the warplanes bombarded the operation area between 09.00 and 11.00.

The operation launched by the enemy includes the areas of Serıkê Mıhemedê Uso, Tepe Tenurê, Sırtê Nevya Gova, Mergumarê, Tepe Ovinê, Gýrê Hêsel, Gýrê Sêvo, Sırtê Germavê, Quntarê Piro, Serê Darístana Quntara Herekolê and Martyr Diyana is still underway.

2. On November 11, at 17.00, the occupying Turkish army launched an operation in the area of Çalê village area of Nusaybin district of Mardin with the support of unmanned aerial vehicles. On November 12, at 3:00, the cobra-type attack helicopter bombed the area intensively. After the bombardment, Sikorsky helicopters carried out setdowns to the area. The operation, which was partially withdrawn on November 13, continues with the participation of disguised units.

3. On November 13, at 13:00, our forces carried out an action against the occupying Turkish army deployed on the Martyr Botan and the Koordine hills of Hakkari's Çelê (Çukurca) district. The number of dead and wounded soldiers could not be determined in the action where enemy positions were hit effectively.

4. On November 13, around 16:30 hours, warplanes of the occupying Turkish army bombarded a civilian vehicle in the area of Geliyê Reş of the Xakurkê region from the Medya Defence Zones. As a result of the bombardment, a civilian by the name Imdat Osman Derwêş from the village of Bermêze was killed.

 

November 14, 2017

HPG Press Centre