Guerrilla resistance against Turkish invasion continues

Three soldiers of the Turkish invasion forces were killed in guerrilla actions in Southern Kurdistan where the Turkish army used unconventional bombs and chemical weapons.

According to the Press Centre of the People's Defence Forces (HPG), three soldiers of the Turkish invading forces were killed in guerrilla actions in the Çemço area in Sheladize town on Monday. The army bombed guerrilla positions near the village of Sîda and in Çemço in the southern Kurdish district of Amadiya twice with unconventional bombs and five times with chemical weapons. At the same time, the resistance areas were attacked four times by fighter jets, six times by attack helicopters and dozens of times with howitzers, tanks, mortars and heavy weapons.

At 10.40 a.m. on 19 December, a sabotage action by the guerrillas targeted Turkish soldiers trying to approach the guerrilla positions. At 12.00, snipers from the YJA Star (Free Women’s Troops) attacked the Turkish forces in the Çemço area and shot dead a soldier. In the same area, the guerrillas struck the invaders with heavy weapons at 5.40 pm and killed two more soldiers.

The Turkish army carried out several attacks in the region on the same day. Between 10.30 and 11.00, unconventional bombs were used twice against guerrilla positions near the village of Sîda. Between 11.00 and 17.00, soldiers burnt car tires and plastic materials in front of the positions and directed the toxic fumes into the tunnels.

At 15:00, chemical weapons were used five times against guerrilla positions in the Çemço area. Here, too, smoke from lit plastic and car tires was introduced into the guerrilla positions.

In the Gare resistance area, the Deşta Kafya and Girê Bihar areas were bombed four times by fighter jets. The areas of Kurojahro and Saca were attacked six times by helicopters. The areas of Sîda, Çemço, Girê Hekarî and Girê FM were shelled dozens of times with howitzers, mortars and tanks.