79 Turkish soldiers were killed in an attack on a military convoy in the Turkish province of Agri, the People’s Defence Forces (HPG), a military wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) claimed.
According to the HPG claims, the attack targeted two buses and a Cobra armoured vehicle with Turkish troops on the road between Beyazid and Akre, near the village of Kobulak, on March 2. The HPG also claimed that its forces shelled Tukrish reinforcements that deployed to the attack site.
BREAKING: VIDEO- 79 Turkish soldiers allegedly killed in Turkey (claimed location given by group earlier matches video signs on the road) by a kurdish opposition group HPG, “for killing Kurds” pic.twitter.com/mQ4NgdITwK
— AS-Source News / MILITARY〽️ (@As_SourceBrkNew) March 9, 2020
Pro-Turkish soruces denounce the HPG claims as fake. The Turkish government has not commented on the situation yet. At the same time, it should be noted that videos provided by PKK supporters do not confirm the HPG-claimed number of casualties.
79 Turkish soldiers killed
HPG / YJA Star guerrillas destroyed 2 buses and Cobra type armored vehicles of the invading Turkish army in the Bazid (Doğubeyazıt) district of Ağrı, and 1 bus hit. 79 Turkish soldiers detected were killed.
— | ℳeD | (@SyrianKurdPress) March 10, 2020