HPG: Occupiers repelled from the battle tunnels
At Girê Sor in Avaşîn, the guerrillas once again thwarted the Turkish army's attempt to penetrate the underground defense positions. The occupying forces were forced to partially retreat.
As reported by the press center of the People's Defense Forces (HGP), the guerrillas continue to resist the Turkish occupation forces who are trying to penetrate the underground defense positions in Avaşîn. At Girê Sor, the Turkish army planned to launch a renewed attack at 11 a.m. Friday. The guerrillas intervened from close range and forced the occupiers to retreat. At 4 p.m., the army attempted to plant explosives in the tunnel complex. Again, the guerrillas reacted quickly and were able to destroy some of the explosives, while the rest were seized. At the defense tunnel in Werxelê, the occupation forces attacked with explosives at 2:10 a.m. on July 16.
In the Zap region, a guerrilla action with heavy weapons targeted at 6:30 a.m. today a Turkish unit that was building positions on the mountain range in the Cîloya Biçûk area. Work on the positions was subsequently halted.
Airstrikes on Avaşîn and Zap
On July 16, Turkish attack helicopters bombed the areas of Stûna in Avaşîn and Type T in the Zap region. Today, the Cîloya Biçûk and Sîda areas in Zap were attacked by fighter jets. The guerrillas suffered no casualties as a result.