Gerîla TV releases footage of Turkish weapons seized in Werxele
Footage of weapons seized after a sabotage action directed against Turkish forces in the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq).
Gerîla TV released footage of Turkish weapons seized after a sabotage action carried out by the guerrilla troops in the Werxelê Resistance Area in May.
1 MPT 55 infantry rifle and 1 earphone are seen in the footage released by Gerîla TV. A guerrilla is heard saying “we seized this military equipment after a sabotage action.” The same guerrilla says that they will never “let the enemy enter the battle tunnels.”
HPG Press Centre (HPG-BIM) released the following information in a statement on the guerrilla action in question on May 27:
“On May 26 at 12:20, Turkish troops attempting to attack the battle positions in the Werxelê Resistance Area with explosives were targeted and struck by our forces with sabotage tactics. They were targeted and shot again at 12:45 with individual weapons. The invading troops seeking to attack the battle positions were hit by our forces with sabotage tactics at 13:00 and with heavy weapons at 13:15.
As a result of these actions carried out by our forces, at least 3 Turkish soldiers were killed, and 2 others were seriously injured. Our forces also seized 1 MPT 55 infantry rifle and 1 earphone. After the actions, the helicopters set to retrieve their casualties from the scene came under fire by our forces. Following the intervention of our forces, the helicopters had to withdraw from the area.”