HPG: Turkey attacks guerrilla positions with phosphorus bombs

The Turkish state continues its attacks against the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq) amidst the earthquake disaster that has claimed tens of thousands of lives.

In its daily statement about the war in southern Kurdistan, the press centre of the People's Defence Forces (HPG) reported that the Turkish army used phosphorus bombs in addition to unconventional bombs on Monday.

"Our resistance positions in the Çemço area and near the village of Sîda in the Sheladize sub-district in the district of Amadiya, were bombed 23 times on 20 February with phosphorus-containing shells fired from tanks and prohibited bombs," said the HPG statement on Tuesday.

The same positions of guerrillas were attacked 17 times with howitzers, tanks and heavy weapons on the same day, according to the HPG statement.