HPG: 6 Turkish soldiers killed in Zap and Avaşîn
The Turkish army which resorts to all kinds of advanced weaponry including poisonous gases in aerial and ground attacks has suffered significant losses against the guerrillas.
6 Turkish soldiers were killed and 2 more injured in a series of counter attacks launched by the mobile guerrilla teams against the Turkish army conducting an invasion operation in the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq) since April 17.
“The resistance displayed by the Kurdistan Freedom Guerrilla against the latest military operation of the colonial Turkish state has been continuing uninterruptedly with effective countermoves. 6 Turkish soldiers were killed and 2 more injured in a series of actions carried out by our mobile field teams,” HPG Press Center said in a statement on Friday.
HPG listed the details of the latest actions by guerrillas and attacks by the Turkish army as follows:
“IN AVAŞIN REGION:
On April 28, at 15:20, the Turkish soldiers seeking to get stationed around the Werxelê Resistance Area were targeted by HPG snipers, killing one of them and injuring another. Following the action, the Turkish army bombed the area with howitzers fired from their military outposts on the border and by fighter jets 3 times.
IN ZAP REGION:
On April 28, the Turkish troops seeking to advance from Girê Şehîd Sorxwîn in the Çiyareş Resistance Area to Girê Şehîd Kurtay were targeted by our forces. As a result of the intervention of our forces, fierce armed clashes took place from 10:30 to 14:00. While at least three Turkish soldiers were killed as a result of effective strikes, the Turkish army was able to retrieve the casualties after bombing the area intensely with howitzers.
On April 28, the Turkish troops around the Kevirêkun battle positions in the Kurojahro Resistance Area came under fire by our forces and one of them was killed in a targeted action. At 12:00 on the same day, the Turkish forces in the area were shot by our forces with heavy weapons. The number of soldiers killed and injured here could not be identified.
On April 28, at 18:40, the Turkish troops around the Werxelê Resistance Area were targeted by our forces with heavy weapons. This action left one Turkish soldier dead and another one injured.
ATTACKS BY THE TURKISH ARMY
On April 28, between 09:00 and 20:00, the Turkish army bombed the Kurojahro Resistance Area 5 times by explosives and chemical weapons and twice by fighter jets. At night, the Resistance Area was again shelled by attack helicopters.
On April 28, between 18:45 and 18:50, the Girê Cûdî and Girê Bihar areas in the Zap region were bombed 3 times by Turkish fighter jets. On April 29, between 04:30 and 05:00, the Girê Cûdî area was bombed with howitzers fired from the Turkish military outposts on the border line.
On April 28, between 17:30 and 20:00, the Girê Cehennem and Çemço areas in the Zap region were bombed 8 times by Turkish fighter jets. On the same day, the Çemço area was bombed with howitzers fired from the Turkish military outposts on the border line.”