HPG: Three Turkish soldiers killed in Zap
The People's Defense Forces (HPG) and Free Women's Troops (YJA Star) guerrillas carried out actions against the invading Turkish army in the Metîna and Zap areas.
The HPG Press Centre has released a statement about the latest Turkish attacks and guerrilla resistance in the Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq).
The statement published on Thursday includes the following:
“As part of the Bazên Zagrosê Revolutionary Campaign in the Metîna region:
On September 8, two earth diggers constructing a road for occupation in Girê Koordîne area were targeted by our forces. In a coordinated action of infiltration, the first guerrilla unit struck an earth digger with its driver at close range. As a result of the action, the driver of the earth digger was killed, and the earth digger was completely destroyed. The second unit of our guerrillas hit a second earth digger at close range and damaged it.
As a result of this successful action carried out by our forces, at least 1 invader was killed, 1 earth digger was destroyed, and another earth digger was damaged.
As part of the Bazên Zagrosê Revolutionary Campaign in the Zap region:
On September 8, at 07:00 the Turkish troops seeking to advance towards Girê Şehîd Sefqan from the Ciloya Biçûk area of the Zap region were hit first with sabotage tactics and then with heavy weapons. As a result of these actions, at least 2 soldiers were killed. The invading Turkish army had to withdraw from Girê Şehîd Sefqan on the same day following the actions carried out by our forces.
In the Werxelê Resistance Area in the Avaşîn region:
From 20:00 on September 8 to 08:30 on September 9, the Turkish army bombed the Werxelê Resistance Area 18 times with explosives and toxic gases. After the bombings on September 8, fierce clashes took place between the Werxelê Resistance fighters and the Turkish soldiers who wanted to advance towards the Resistance Area. The invaders who could not advance due to the historic resistance of our forces launched a further strike in the Resistance Area using toxic gases and explosives. The determined resistance of our Werxelê heroes against all attacks is continuing unabated.
Turkish drones and reconnaissance aircraft are continuing to fly over the Resistance Areas.
On September 8, at 08:00, the Dergelê village in the Metîna region was bombed by Turkish fighter jets.
On September 8, between 22:50 and 00:10, Turkish helicopter activity was observed in the areas of Mervanos, Tabûra Ereba, Girê Spî, Gîrê Sor and Girê Silêman in the Avaşîn region.
On September 8, at 22:15, the village of Xîzawa, located in the Kêre area of the Heftanîn region, was shelled with howitzers and mortars.