HPG: Turkish army uses poisonous gas in Werxele
The invading Turkish army attacked the battle tunnels in the Werxelê area of Avaşîn with explosives and toxic gases.
The Peoples’ Defense Forces (HPG) Press Center has issued a statement on the latest Turkish attacks in the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq).
The statement includes the following:
“On July 19, at 22:30, the invading Turkish army attacked the battle tunnels in the Werxelê area of Avaşîn with explosives and poisonous gases.
On July 19, at 16:00, the vicinity of the village of Bazê in the Kanî Masî sub-district of the Amadiya district was bombed by fighter jets. Fire which broke out in the field as a result of the bombardment continues.
On July 19, between 16:30 and 00:00, the Çemço area of Zap was bombed with howitzers fired from the border outposts.
We suffered no casualties as a result of these attacks.”