HPG reports military operation and clash in Xakurke

The Turkish army is trying to occupy the Ermuş valley in the Xakurke region in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq, reported the HPG.

The HPG (People’s Defense Forces) Press Office has issued a statement on the latest developments in Xakurke region of southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq.

According to the statement, the Turkish army started an occupation operation in the Ermuş valley on 25 November in the region of Xakurke in Medya Defense Zones. Clashes erupted between guerrillas and Turkish forces in the operation zone, said the HPG and added that combat helicopters and fighter jets of the Turkish army bombed the region in the evening hours.

HPG added that they will provide the public with more details about the fighting and the situation on the ground as soon as they become available.

On 26 November, Turkish jets also bombed the Saca, Chemcho and Karker areas in the Zap region. In the afternoon, the Suredê Valley in Qandil region was attacked by Turkish warplanes.