HPG reports ongoing guerrilla resistance and Turkish attacks
HPG and YJA Star guerrillas continue inflicting heavy blows on the Turkish occupation army in Kurdistan, confronting brutal Turkish attacks, including with chemical weapons.
The Press Center of the People's Defense Forces (HPG) issued a statement providing information about guerrilla actions and the Turkish army's attacks in the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq).
According to the HPG statement on Friday, HPG and YJA Star (Free Women’s Troops) guerrillas destroyed three surveillance cameras installed by the Turkish occupation forces and one soldier was killed. In addition to its airstrikes and artillery attacks, Turkey continues to use chemical weapons and unconventional explosives.
HPG provided the following details regarding the latest actions by the guerrillas and attacks by the Turkish army:
Western Zap region
In the Girê Amêdîyê resistance area, two surveillance cameras were destroyed by snipers on December 5 and 6. At Girê Cûdî, a sniper attack on Thursday targeted a Turkish unit that wanted to cut down trees in the area. One soldier was killed.
Metîna and Xakurke
In the Girê Ortê resistance area in Metîna, the guerrillas intervened on December 4 and 5 with light and semi-automatic weapons against Turkish soldiers who were preparing chemical weapons attacks against a guerrilla position. A surveillance camera was destroyed at Girê Çarçel in Metîna on December 5. In Xakurke, the guerrillas struck the occupying forces in the areas of Girê Şehîd Axîn and Girê Şehîd Kamuran with heavy weapons and an enemy position was destroyed.
Attacks by the Turkish army
Guerrilla positions at Girê Ortê were attacked eleven times with chemical gas and seven times with unconventional explosives on December 3, 4 and 7. In the Girê FM resistance area in the western Zap region, Turkish forces attacked the guerrilla positions with unconventional explosives on December 5.
The guerrilla positions in the Şehîd Diyar area in Zap were bombed by a drone loaded with explosives on December 5. In Sîda in Zap, HPG recorded a total of three attacks with unconventional explosives against guerrilla positions on December 5 and 6.
In addition, HPG reported 26 airstrikes by Turkish fighter jets. The attacks on December 3, 5, 6 and 7 were directed against the areas of Gundê Bêşîlî, Gundê Xankê and Gundê Dergelê in Metîna; the areas of Sinînê, Ava Lolanê, Kolît and Geliyê Lolanê in Xakurke; the areas of Deşta Kafya and Gundê Gûzê in Gare and Girê Bahar in the western Zap region. Further attacks by combat helicopters hit the region of Xakurke on December 7. HPG also reported artillery attacks by the Turkish army in the Zap, Metîna and Xakurke regions.