HPG reports ongoing guerrilla actions in Kurdistan

Nine more soldiers of the Turkish army were killed as the guerrilla resistance to the Turkish invasion of southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq) continues resolutely.

The press centre of the People's Defence Forces (HPG) released a statement providing information from the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq) where the Turkish army has been conducting an invasion operation since April 14.

According to the HPG statement, nine soldiers of the Turkish army and one member of counter-guerrilla forces have been killed in the latest guerrilla actions. Two other soldiers were injured, and a Turkish military position was destroyed at Girê Hekarî.

According to the HPG information, the guerrilla tunnels in the Medya Defense Zones were attacked by the Turkish army ten times with explosives and six times with chemical weapons on Tuesday. In addition, HPG reported dozens of attacks with howitzers, seven helicopter attacks and four bombings by fighter jets of the Turkish army.

HPG gave the following details on the latest actions of the mobile guerrilla units:

Counter-attack activities in Botan

HPG reported that the Turkish state has established a military station and an observation post in the village of Awal, located between Gabar and Çirav in the northern Kurdish region of Botan, and wants to build a road in the area for military purposes. On 20 October 2021, the guerrillas wanted to stop "a group of counter-guerrillas" in the village of Basret. The counter-guerrillas opened fire, whereupon the guerrillas retaliated, killing a member of the unit and damaging a vehicle.

"The Turkish state continues to send counter-guerrillas in different garments to Gabar to observe the guerrilla points. We call on the people of the region to be attentive and we inform them that the said counter-guerrillas will be attacked if they approach our points," HPG said about the situation in the area of Mount Gabar.

Resistance in Werxelê continues

In the resistance area of Werxelê in Avaşîn region, mobile guerrilla units gained territorial control over an advancing group of Turkish invading forces on Tuesday and struck them with heavy weapons after hours of observation, killing at least one soldier. Late on Tuesday night, the guerrillas intervened with an action of sabotage against an attempted chemical weapons attack on a tunnel. One soldier was killed and two soldiers suffered injuries.

Turkish position destroyed, airdropping operation foiled

Also on Tuesday, a Turkish army sniper was located by the guerrillas at Girê Şehîd Çekdar and shot dead by a mobile sniper unit. Guerrillas carried out an action on an advancing invasion force in the evening.

In the Girê Hekarî resistance area, mobile guerrilla units infiltrated a military position at Girê Şehîd Akîf, destroying the position and killing six soldiers.

At Girê Şehîd Leşker, the guerrillas prevented an airdropping operation by the Turkish army. The helicopter was forced to turn back after strikes by heavy weapons.