People cannot contact the villages of Lice

DİYARBAKIR – According to reports received, thousands of soldiers have launched operation in the rural areas of 18 villages of Diyarbakır’s Lice district following the declaration of curfew in the area yesterday. There is no communication with the villages.

Yesterday morning, curfew was declared in 18 villages of Diyarbakır’s Lice district and then it is reported that a large-scale operation has been launched with the participation of 8,000 soldiers, police and village guards. According to reports received, a large number of armored vehicles have been dispatched to the operation area while jets are bombarding the area. It is also reported that several construction equipment of the State Hydraulic Works (DSİ) has also been dispatched to the operation area.

Phone services are interrupted and there is no access to the region since yesterday morning. Reaching the locals living in this territory is impossible. It is reported that the operation could be expanded to the Çemê Elik, Xirabê and Spênî regions in Lice-Hani-Genç triangle area.