HPG reports massive use of chemical weapons by the Turkish army

The Turkish army continues to try to break guerrilla resistance in southern Kurdistan through the use of chemical weapons and incessant bombardment.

Turkey continues to use chemical agents in its cross-border military operation in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq). According to the People's Defense Forces (HPG), guerrilla positions on the Werxelê mountain massif and on the strategically important Kuro Jahro mountain are particularly affected by chemical weapons attacks.

The statement released by the press center of the HPG on Thursday said: "Our forces continue their resistance and actions with mobile units and in the battle positions. The Turkish state is not achieving any results in the face of this resistance and is again using chemical weapons on a massive scale. This mainly affects the resistance areas of Werxelê and Kuro Jahro. Against this, our forces have carried out actions in which seven occupiers were punished and one occupier was injured."

The situation at the Werxelê mountain massif

Regarding the developments on May 4, HPG reported that several attacks were carried out against the Turkish occupation forces in the Werxelê resistance area in the Avaşîn region. At 8:30 a.m., a soldier was shot dead by a YJA Star sniper. At 1 p.m., a sabotage operation was carried out against a military unit that was about to attack with explosives. The action left two soldiers dead. At 3 and 3:20 p.m., two guerrilla actions took place in which a soldier was shot dead by a sniper.

The Turkish army bombed the area with attack helicopters between 1 and 9:25 p.m., and chemical weapons and explosives were used at the same time.

Zap region

In the Zap region, the resistance areas of Kuro Jahro and Şehîd Şahîn were massively attacked by the Turkish army with chemical weapons and explosives on May 3 and 4.

A YJA Star sniper killed a soldier at Girê Şehîd Harûn in the Kuro Jahro resistance area at 5:10 p.m. on May 4. In the Çiyareş resistance area, HPG snipers simultaneously targeted a military unit from three sides that was advancing from Girê Şehîd Sorxwîn toward Girê Şehîd Kurtay. Two soldiers were shot dead and another was injured here.

Continuous bombardment by the Turkish army

As the Medya Defense Zones are continuously bombed by the Turkish army, twelve airstrikes and dozens of mortar attacks were carried out on Wednesday. According to HPG, the guerrillas have not suffered any casualties as a result of the bombardments.

Regarding the details, HPG said that in the Zap region, the Karker area was bombed twice by fighter jets, and the Girê Cûdî and Girê FM areas were bombed six times. The Çemço area came under artillery fire from Turkish border posts.

In Gare, the Girê Zengil was bombed by fighter jets, and in Xakurke, three airstrikes were carried out on the areas of Koma Sor and the Girê Şehîdan on Lolan. The Girê Hakkari in Metîna was bombed from the border posts with howitzers.