Kurdish HPG (People’s Defense Force) reports 283 Turkish soldiers and 93 Kurdish guerillas killed in clashes in 2010
The following article is reprinted with permission from Firat News Agency (ANF).
376 killed in clashes in 2010
© Firat News Agency
December 30, 2010
According to People’s Defense Force’s (HPG) statistics 376 soldiers and guerillas lost their lives in clashes in 2010.
The statistics released by the HPG today shows at least 283 Turkish soldiers were killed in 195 different military operations in Kurdistan. 93 Kurdish guerillas also lost their lives.
HPG said Kurdish guerillas maintained their ceasefire position and always maneuvered to avoid any clashes with the Turkish army. “Turkish army intensified its operations after declaration of ceasefire” the HPG statement said.
HPG also said there were no unprovoked attacks by the Kurdish guerillas against Turkish forces. “Our attacks were only retailatory attacks” HPG added.
The statement warned Turkish army for any attacks against guerillas saying that HPG forces will not hesitate to respond militarily.
ANF News Desk