HPG: Drone shot down, position destroyed, explosives seized
The HPG and YJA Star guerrillas shot down a Turkish drone, destroyed an enemy position and foiled the bombing of a defence tunnel. The Turkish army's explosives were seized by the guerrillas.
The Press Centre of the People's Defence Forces (HPG) announced in its daily statement of war in Kurdistan that guerrillas have shot down another Turkish army drone and destroyed an enemy position in the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq) where the Turkish army has been conducting an invasion operation since April.
"The freedom guerrillas of Kurdistan are the basic defence force of our people, who are wanted subjected to genocide through the elimination of their ability to defend themselves. The epic resistance of the guerrillas against the occupation attacks continues. Four occupiers were punished and two occupiers injured in actions by our mobile units. A drone and a position with a heavy weapon were destroyed."
The HPG's statement on the guerrilla actions and the Turkish army's attacks on Tuesday gives the following details:
At Girê Amêdî, a Turkish drone was shot down at eight o'clock in the morning on Tuesday. At nine o'clock, guerrillas struck a Turkish unit that sought to bomb a guerrilla tunnel. While one soldier was killed, the guerrillas were able to secure the explosives the Turkish forces had brought with them.
The Turkish army used chemical warfare agents on a guerrilla tunnel at Girê Cûdî at 6.30 pm on Tuesday. The guerrillas intervened and forced the enemy unit to retreat. The army then bombarded the tunnel with heavy weapons.
At 7 pm, a soldier was shot dead by a mobile sniper unit of the YJA Star.
In the Şikefta Birîndara area in the Zap region, guerrillas targeted an enemy position with heavy weapons at 7.50 am. The position and the heavy weapon inside were destroyed and two soldiers were killed.
On the Werxelê mountain massif in the Avaşîn region, the guerrillas struck a Turkish unit with heavy weapons at 5.15 pm, which was trying to build a position with shovel excavators. The construction of the position was then stopped.
Attacks by the Turkish army
On Tuesday, tunnel facilities at Girê Amêdî, Girê Cûdî and Girê FM were attacked with chemical weapons 15 times. The chemical agent used at Girê FM on Tuesday emitted an intense colour smell and caused respiratory distress.
The HPG also reported eleven airstrikes by Turkish fighter jets on the Zap, Metîna and Gare regions. The Girê FM, Girê Cûdî and Kurojahro areas were attacked by helicopters a total of 26 times. Dozens of howitzers fired from the Turkish military base Bamernê, which is located on Iraqi Kurdistan territory, targeted Serê Metîna and the surroundings of the Banka village. Further artillery attacks were carried out on the Kela Çemço area from Turkish border posts.