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The People's Defense Forces (HPG), which is a military wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), on Friday claimed responsibility for a series of incidents which left five Turkish soldiers killed and 12 more injured.
The HPG said in a statement that late on May 8, their forces attacked a Turkish military convoy in the southeastern province of Hakkari, injuring four Turkish servicemen.
On May 9, three Turkish soldiers were killed at a post in the Cukurca district of the Hakkari province.
On the same day, the Turkish army launched an offensive in the province. Near the village of Cilmerga, Turkish troops are said to have been attacked by the HPG fighters, resulting in the death of one serviceman. Eight more troops were injured during the offensive.
According to the document, members of YJA STAR, the women's military branch of PKK, on Wednesday opened fire on the army’s position in Cukurca, killing one serviceman.
2017.05.12 / 15:14