We have contacted the Assyrians of Azech who tell us that the Turkish security forces have left the Assyrian areas. According to our sources, the police have stormed several Assyrian homes to search for PKK rebels. Assyrian homes that stood empty have been stormed and breaken into. In the hunt after PKK guerillas, the security forces have also stormed the St. Mary Church.
As of now, the police and other forces have left the Assyrian areas.
Since several weeks there has been ongoing fighting in Azech. Turkish security forces have used heavy artillery and tanks. Atleast 60% of Azechs inhabitants have been forced to leave Azech, according to Assyria TV’s sources.