DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:30 P.M.) – Footage has emerged of Turkish military vehicle being ambushed by a handful of PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) insurgents who opened fire at close range and subsequently stormed the truck with Go-Pro cameras attached to their helmets, leaving three Turkish Army soldiers dead on the spot before fleeing into the mountains.
The hit-and-run attack took place in the Turkish border province of Sirnak which is home to a large Kurdish population and an ongoing PKK insurgency. The jaw-dropping footage was provided by the official PKK media wing today. The attack begins at 2:25 in the video:
Along with the video, the PKK released an official statement regarding the attack: “At 16:00 on June 27, our forces carried out an action against the enemy soldiers from the Gundıkê Melê Battalion in Şırnak. Our forces targeted and hit a Reo-type military vehicle in between two hills providing the security of the battalion. Effective strikes at close range left 3 soldiers dead.”
Earlier on, the PKK also released another video covering a seperate ambush. At the same time, five Turkish soldiers were killed this week in northern Syria by the People’s Protection Units, better known as the YPG or the PKK’s sister branch from across the border.