HPG reports dozens of Turkish airstrikes against guerrilla areas

While Turkish fighter jets carry out daily waves of attacks on the guerrilla areas in southern Kurdistan, the guerrillas defend themselves.

The Press Centre of the People's Defence Forces (HPG) released a statement providing information about the war in the guerrilla-held Medya Defence Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq).

According to the statement, the Turkish army continues its efforts to demolish guerrilla positions in Sîda in the Zap region using heavy construction equipment. At 09:00 and 14:30 on 9 February , the guerrillas intervened at close range with grenades and individual weapons against the diggers trying to demolish the guerrillas’ fighting positions in Sîda Resistance Area. After the interventions, the digger was withdrawn.

On 7 February at 12:30, the invaders in Girê Cûdî Resistance Area in Şehîd Delîl Western Zap region were intervened with medium automatic weapons.

On 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 February, the Turkish army carried out a total of 38 aerial attacks by fighter jets, targeting the areas of Dêreşê, Deşta Kafya, Sêdarê, Girê Zengil, Girê Sîser in Garê region; Girê Bahar Resistance Area in Şehîd Delîl Western Zap region; the areas of Sinînê and Ava Lolanê in Xakurkê region; Şehîd Îbrahîm Resistance Area in Zap region; the areas of Serê Metîna, Bêşîlî area in Metîna region; the area of Girê Savaş in Qandil region.

On the other hand, the Geliyê Lolanê area in Xakurkê region was bombed by attack helicopters on 7 and 8 February.