Turkish army launches military operation on Metina

The Turkish army has launched an occupation attack on the region of Metina in South Kurdistan.


The Turkish state has launched an occupation operation against the region of Metina in South Kurdistan.

Not many details are available, however the People's Defense Forces (HPG) said in a statement: "The invading Turkish army launched an invasion attack on the night of 16 April, covering the areas of Asê, Yekmalê, Xirabê, Xankê and Şêlazê villages in the region of Metina region. The occupying Turkish army wants to expand its occupation operation in these areas by resorting to different tactics, not all at once, but step by step."

The statement added: "On the nights of 17, 18 and 19 April, Girê Çarçel and Girê Ortê Resistance Areas were bombed by attack helicopters and warplanes. On the night of 19 April, the invasion attack in the Şêlazê area continued, expanding towards the Dergelê area.

Currently, Girê Hakkarî, Girê Çarçel, Girê Şehîd Çekdar, Girê Şehîd Piling, Girê Ortê, Asê, Yekmalê, Xirabê, Xankê, Şêlazê and Dergelê areas are the target of the occupation attack, and the activity in these areas continues. At the same time, these areas are constantly bombed from the air by helicopters and warplanes, and from the land by artillery and howitzers. As detailed information becomes available, it will be shared with our people and the public instantly."