Guerrillas push Turkish troops back in Avaşîn
The guerrillas struck the Turkish troops who sought to position themselves around the battle tunnels in Avaşîn's Girê Sor area.
The HPG Press Centre has released a statement on the latest attacks by the invading Turkish army and the actions carried out by guerrillas of the People's Defense Forces (HPG) and Free Women's Troops (YJA Star) in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq).
The statement includes the following:
“As part of the Bazên Zagrosê Revolutionary Campaign in the Avaşîn region:
On July 20, at 11:00, a group of invaders who attempted to position themselves around the battle tunnels in the Girê Sor area were hit by our forces. The invaders pulled one stage back following our action.
At 02:00 on 20 July, the invading Turkish army attacked the battle tunnels in the Werxelê area of Avaşîn by using explosives and poison gases. On the same day, at 11:40, the battle tunnels in the Girê Sor area were bombed by fighter jets.
On July 20, between 21:30 and 00:30, Turkish helicopter activity took place over the areas of Mervanos, Banista, Tabura Ereba, Girê Spî and Girê Silêman in Avaşîn. Stûna, Gundê Dire, Basya area, Werxele slopes were bombed by attack helicopters.
On July 20, between 20:00 and 22:30, the Martyr Şahin area of Zap was attacked with howitzers fired from the military outposts on the border line.
Our forces suffered no casualties as a result of these attacks.”