HPG: Turkish troops retreated from two areas in Avashin

HPG reported the withdrawal of Turkish troops from two locations in the Avashin region in Medya Defense Zones.

The Press Office of the People’s Defense Forces (HPG) released a statement providing the latest developments in the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in South Kurdistan (North Iraq) where the Turkish army has been carrying out an invasion operation since late April.

The statement published on Friday said, “The invasion operation launched by the Turkish state in the Werxelê and Tabûra Ereba areas in Avashin region was met by our forces with historic resistance. Unable to hold on and aware of the deadly blows they would suffer, the invaders have retreated from the areas of Werxelê and Tabûra Ereba.”

According to the statement, the Turkish army continued with airstrikes on South Kurdistan, providing the following details;

“The village of Nişarê in Duhok’s Çemankê town, and the village of Şiyê in Kanî Masî were bombed by fighter jets at 09:30 on November 16.

Helicopter activity took place in the areas of Ciloya Biçûk and Girê Şehîd Serxwebûn in the Zap region between 19:00 and 21:15 on November 16.

The Saca area in Zap region was bombed by fighter jets between 14:40 and 15:20 on November 17.