HPG reports 41 attacks on guerrilla areas in South Kurdistan

The Turkish army continues its attacks against the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones, where it has been carrying out an invasion operation for over a year.

In its daily statement about the war in Kurdistan, the Press Centre of the People's Defence Forces (HPG) reported dozens of attacks on the Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq).

"The Turkish occupying army continues its attacks although our forces are in a position of inaction. While these attacks carried out for the maintenance of the power of AKP/MHP fascism are continuing, the occupants who are used against our forces are also dying. The only reason for the bombing of our resistance positions - in two cases with banned weapons, five times with fighter jets and in 34 cases with howitzers, mortars and tanks - and the death of four occupants is AKP/MHP fascism."

According to the statement published by the HPG, the guerrillas have responded to and repelled various attacks by the Turkish army for the past three days.

On 24 May, fighters of the YJA Star (Free Women’s Troops) performed self-defence against an attack on a guerrilla position in Sîda.

On 24 May, the guerrillas defended themselves with sabotage tactics against attacks on Sîda, and three soldiers were killed.

On 24-25 May, the Turkish army attacked Sîda, against which the guerrillas defended themselves.

On 25 May, the guerrillas defended themselves against an attack on the resistance area Girê FM and destroyed a surveillance camera installed by the Turkish army.

On 25 May, guerrillas responded to another attack on Girê FM, and one soldier was killed.

On 24-26 May, the guerrillas defended themselves against attacks on the Girê FM resistance area.

On 26 May, the Turkish army attacked Girê Şehîd Şahan and Girê Şehîd Axîn. The guerrillas fought back in self-defence.

HPG further reported that on 24 and 25 May, the Turkish army used prohibited weapons against guerrilla positions at Girê FM and Sîda in the Zap region.

On 23 May and 26 May, the areas of Girê Şehîd Piling, Girê Hekarî and Girê Amêdî in Metîna and Girê Cûdî in Zap were bombed by fighter jets a total of five times.

On 23 May, 34 attacks with howitzers, mortars and tanks targeted the areas of Girê Şehîd Piling, Girê Hekarî, Girê Amêdî, Girê Cûdî, Girê FM, Girê Bahar, Çemço and Sîda. The Turkish invading forces continued to try to demolish guerrilla positions at Girê FM with heavy construction machinery.