The action which killed 3 soldiers of the Turkish army on July 10 was carried out to salute the anniversary of the great death fast in 1982.

Gerîla TV broadcast the footage of the action carried out by the guerrillas in the Metina region of the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq).

According to the Press Office of the People’s Defense Forces (HPG), the action was carried out in the area of Girê Koordine at 13:13 on July 10.

The guerrillas struck the occupation forces with heavy weaponry, destroying their emplacement, killing 3 of them and injuring one other.

The casualties were retrieved from the scene by helicopter at 14:40.

HPG stated that the action was carried out to salute the anniversary of the beginning of the death fast in the prison of Amed (Diyarbakır) on July 14. The hunger strike in 1982, in which Mehmet Hayri Durmuş, Kemal Pir, Akif Yılmaz and Ali Çiçek gave their lives, went down in history as “the great death fast of July 14” and was a decisive action against the burial silence after the 1980 military coup in Turkey.


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