HPG: 3 Turkish soldiers killed in guerrilla actions in Metina
The guerrillas carried a two-sided action against the Turkish troops on the Koordine Hill in Metîna. 3 Turkish soldiers were killed, 1 surveillance camera was destroyed in the action organized with the guerrilla tactics of new era.
The People’s Defense Forces (HPG) Press Centre has issued a written statement on the latest actions by guerrilla forces and invasion attacks by the Turkish army in Kurdistan territory. The statement includes the following:
“As part of the Cenga Xabur Revolutionary Campaign in the Metîna region:
On July 22, at 02:30, a coordinated guerrilla action was carried out against the Turkish troops on Koordîne Hill. 3 Turkish soldiers were killed, 1 soldier was injured, and 1 surveillance camera was destroyed in the action organized with the guerrilla tactics of the new era.
“As part of the Bazên Zagrosê Revolutionary Campaign in the Avaşîn region:
On July 22, at 07:00 and 07:30, our forces targeted the invaders who attempted to attack the battle tunnels in the Girê Sor area with explosives. The invaders who were hit at close range had to retreat.
The invading Turkish army, which has failed in the face of the epic resistance of our guerrilla forces in the battle tunnels in the Avaşîn region, continues to employ dirty war methods and commits war crimes. The invading Turkish state, which could not advance in the face of the resistance in the Werxelê area, continues to employ chemical weapons against the battle tunnels by using special methods.
Between 21:30 and 01:30 on July 21, the vicinity of the villages of Deşîşê and Seraru in the Kanî Masî sub-district of the Amadiya district and the Kela Qumriyê area were shelled by attack helicopters.
From 07:30 on July 17 to 20:00 on July 21, the invading Turkish army bombed the Werxelê, Tabura Ereba and Geliyê Avaşîn areas in the Avaşîn region with howitzers fired from the border posts. Fire that broke out in the field as a result of the bombardment still continues.
At 09:10 on July 22, the Çemço area of the Zap region was shelled by fighter jets.
Between 08:50 and 09:00 on July 22, the area around Çemankê sub-district of Duhok province was shelled by fighter jets.
Our forces suffered no casualties in the mentioned attacks.”