HPG: Three soldiers killed in guerrilla actions

Guerrillas continue their actions against the Turkish army which has been conducting an invasion operation in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq since April.

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

According to the HPG statement, guerrillas struck a Turkish military unit seeking to demolish a defensive position with construction machinery near the village of Sîda on 28 January. A shovel excavator was destroyed during the action, which left a member of the Turkish invading forces dead and another injured.

A mobile guerrilla team carried out an action with heavy weapons against Turkish troops in the nearby Çemço area in the Zap region. Two soldiers were killed as a result.

According to the HPG statement, the Turkish army is still trying to destroy guerrilla positions near Sîda with construction equipment. In addition, the guerrilla positions were bombed six times by fighter jets on Saturday. Dozens of attacks with howitzers, tanks and heavy weapons were directed against Sîda and Çemço.