BEHDİNAN, SOUTHERN KURDISTAN
HPG Press Centre shared in a written statement that guerrilla Bêkes Urmiye was martyred in an action carried out against ISIS members planning an attack in Maxmur. The statement is as follows:
“At 2:00 pm on February 2, ISIS gangs members attempted an attack targeting Maxmur’s Martyr Rustem Cudi refugee camp. Noticing the attempt of the ISIS gang member, our forces responded to the attack.”
HPG, the Peoples’ Protection Forces, shared: “Intense clashes erupted between our troops who had surrounded the gangs in a cave where they were hiding. As a result of the effective strikes made by our troops, while both ISIS gangs were killed, our comrade Bêkes Urmiye, who fought heroically against the gangs, was martyred.”
The identity of the martyred guerrilla was announced as follows:
Code Name: Bêkes Urmiye
Name Surname: Ahmed Muradpur
Place of Birth: Selmas
Mother – Father Name: Saide – İbrahim
Date – Place of Martyrdom: February 2, 2020 – Maxmur
Sharing further information about the guerrilla’s life, HPG stated:
“Our comrade Bêkes Urmiye was born in the Selmas city of Rojhilat (East) Kurdistan in 1997 and grew up with the deepest culture of Kurdish identity in the land where he was born. Comrade Bêkes, who met the Freedom Movement at a young age, joined the PKK on the anniversary of the International Conspiracy against leader Apo in 2018.
Our comrade, who dedicated himself to the freedom of his people and Leader Apo since the first day he joined, has come to the forefront with his labour and sacrificial stand in life. Working with great responsibility in every field, Comrade Bêkes has fulfilled his pioneering mission in the best way with the awareness of protecting his people and being the sacrifice of his people.
He took part in the group that made the first intervention to the ISIS gangs in order to protect his people, and fought heroically against the gangs and reached martyrdom.
We send our condolences to all our patriotic people of Kurdistan, and especially the precious family of our comrade Bêkes who has reached martyrdom. We promise that we will keep heightening the struggle for a free tomorrow, which is the dream of our martyrs. ”