HPG reports ongoing Turkish attacks with chemical weapons

The Turkish army continued its attacks against guerrilla positions in northern Iraq with unconventional bombs, chemical weapons, fighter jets, attack helicopters and artillery.

In its overview of the war in Kurdistan, the Press Center of the People’s Defense Forces (HPG) reported continued actions by guerrillas and attacks by the Turkish army in the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq).

According to the statement, the Turkish army attacked guerrilla positions with unconventional bombs, chemical weapons, fighter jets, attack helicopters and artillery on Wednesday.

In the morning on Jan. 25, mobile guerrilla teams struck the invasion forces in Çemço area in the countryside of Amadiya. Another action by mobile guerrillas with heavy weapons targeted the invaders in the Girê FM resistance area.

In the evening hours, a soldier was shot dead by a guerrilla sniper in the Çemço area.

The Turkish army, on the other hand, attacked guerrilla positions in Çemço on 25 January with an unconventional bomb and in 14 cases with chemical weapons. In the vicinity of the nearby village of Sîda, Turkish troops have been trying to demolish guerrilla positions with construction machinery since 23 January. The guerrilla positions in Sîda as well as the Girê Cûdî resistance area were bombed a total of eleven times by fighter jets on Wednesday. The Kurojahro resistance area was attacked four times by combat helicopters.

In addition, dozens of attacks with howitzers, tanks and heavy weapons on Tuesday and Wednesday were directed against the guerrilla positions in Çemço and the resistance areas of Girê Cûdî, Girê FM and Girê Amêdî.