Statement on continued clashes in sawlawa
Following ten days of clashes in the Sawlawa region of Mariwan, clashes continued on Tuesday in the village of Boriar. Two of our brave Peshmergas, Kawa Jawanmard and Sarkawt Samadi, fought a large force of Iran’s Islamic revolutionary guards, armed with heavy artillery. Following a heroic battle that lasted for two hours, and in which a number of the Iranian forces were killed, Kawa Jawanmard and Sarkawt Samadi were unfortunately martyred.
From June 25 onward, clashes broke out repeatedly between PDKI’s Peshmerga Forces and Iran’s terrorist Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) outside Mariwan in eastern (Iranian) Kurdistan. The Peshmergas were ambushed numerous times and managed to break through the enemy lines each time they were ambushed. They retreated to the mountainous region of Sawlawa and bravely fought multiple Iranian forces. The Iranian military has used artillery and helicopters in enforcing a military siege of Sawlawa since then.
Two of our Peshmergas, Kawa Jawanmard and Sarkawt Samadi, had managed to leave the mountainous region of Sawlawa. On Tuesday, July 5, they were surrounded outside the village of Boriar. For two hours, the fought bravely against a massive Iranian force armed with heavy weapons.
Having run out of ammunition and in order to avoid a situation where they risked being captured alive by the Iranian forces, Kawa Jawanmard and Sarkawt Samadi took their own lives with their last hand grenades.
Kawa Jawanmard was born in 1978 in the city of Sna (Sanandaj). His father, Najmadin Jawanmard, was a member of PDKI. He was imprisoned and executed for his membership in PDKI.
Kawa Jawanmard became politically active when he was a teenager. He was imprisoned for five years before joining PDKI’s Peshmerga Forces in 2009. He was a gifted and committed member of PDKI and was elected to the leadership of the party in 2012.
Sarkawt Samadi was born in 1980 in the village of Saromali in the Sawlawa region. He joined PDKI’s Peshmerga Forces in 1999. He rose within the ranks of PDKI’s Peshmerga Forces and was in charge of training new Peshmerga recruits in the party’s Political-Military Academy. He was also deputy commander of a Special Forces unit within PDKI’s Peshmerga Forces.
The PDKI’s motte is, as always, that “The best way to pay tribute to our martyrs is to continue their path!”