HPG: Turkish army wants to expand the invasion operation in Metina step by step

The Turkish army is continuously bombarding the Metina region with helicopters, warplanes, artillery and howitzers. HPG stated that the Turkish army wants to expand the invasion operation by advancing step by step.

The HPG Press Liaison Centre released a statement about the ongoing invasion operation of the Turkish army in the Metina region of the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq).

The statement released by the HPG on Sunday includes the following:

"The occupying Turkish army launched an invasion attack in the night hours of 16 April, covering the areas where the villages of Asê, Yekmalê, Xirabê, Xankê and Şêlazê in the Metîna region are located. The occupying Turkish army wants to expand the invasion operation in these areas by resorting to a different tactic, not at once, but step by step.

On this basis, on the nights of 17, 18 and 19 April, Girê Çarçel and Girê Ortê Resistance Areas were bombed by attack helicopters and warplanes. The invasion attack launched in the Şêlazê area on the night of 19 April continues by expanding towards the Dergelê area. Currently, the areas of Girê Hakkarî, Girê Çarçel, Girê Şehîd Çekdar, Girê Şehîd Piling, Girê Ortê, Asê, Yekmalê, Xirabê, Xankê, Şêlazê and Dergelê are the target of the invasion attack and the mobility in these areas continues. At the same time, these areas are continuously bombarded by helicopters and warplanes from the air and by artillery and howitzers from the ground. As detailed information is obtained, it will be shared with our people and the public instantly."