Footage of guerrilla action which left 11 soldiers dead at Girê Cûdi

Gerîla TV published another video of the resistance against the Turkish occupation operation in guerrilla areas. Eleven soldiers were killed and seven others injured in the action on 9 August.

The online portal Gerîla TV published new footage of a guerrilla action in the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq). The footage shows an action by the guerrillas against a Turkish military unit in the Girê Cûdî resistance area in Zap.

According to HPG information, the action at 10:00 on 9 August was directed against an advance by the Turkish occupation forces. Guerrillas attacked the Turkish forces with hand grenades and light weapons, killing nine soldiers and injuring seven others. The soldiers were struck once again while attempting to retreat after the action and two more were killed.

The Girê Cûdî massif is located on the Şehîd Delîl front in the western section of the Zap region, from which the Turkish army had to withdraw last winter after suffering heavy losses. Since 20 July, the area has once again been the focus of warfare in Zap as part of a renewed occupation operation.

Turkey has been trying to capture the Zap, Metîna and Avaşîn regions within the Medya Defence Zones since 2020. The guerrilla areas are attacked daily by the Turkish air force and ground forces of the Turkish army, facing resistance from the HPG and YJA Star guerrillas.