HPG: Two guerrillas were martyred in Turkish chemical attack in Avashin

In Avashin, two guerrilla fighters were killed by Turkish poison gas. The guerrillas continue to resist in Werxelê and carried out actions against the occupation forces in Heftanîn and Zap.

The Turkish army, which receives serious blows from the Kurdistan Freedom Guerrilla, is committing war crimes with poisonous and chemical gases. Two guerrillas were martyred in a Turkish chemical attack in Girê Sor on August 26.

The People’s Defense Forces (HPG) Press Centre released a statement providing information about the ongoing Turkish genocidal attacks and the guerrilla resistance in the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq.

The statement published on Wednesday includes the following:

“The invading Turkish army which has failed to lead a ground war cannot advance and achieve results despite all the advanced warfare technologies it has used against the Kurdistan Freedom Guerrilla. The genocidal Turkish state, which could not break the resistance of our guerrilla forces who adopt the Apoist spirit during its five month-offensive, is continuing to use poisonous and chemical gas, committing war crimes.

In the Girê Sor Resistance Area of the Avaşîn region:

On August 26, two of our comrades were martyred as a result of a chemical attack by the vicious and genocidal Turkish state in the Girê Sor Resistance Area. The identity information of our martyred comrades will be released soon.

In the Werxelê Resistance Area of the Avaşîn region:

From 10:00 on 7 September to 04:00 on 8 September, the Turkish army bombed the Werxelê Resistance Area eleven times with explosives and toxic gases. After the bombings, clashes took place between the Turkish forces seeking to enter the Resistance Area and the Werxelê Resistance fighters. Despite all the bestial attacks, our forces fighting in a high Apoist militant spirit and self-sacrifice halted the invaders and did not allow them to advance further.

Turkish drones and reconnaissance aircraft continue to fly over the Resistance Areas.

As part of the Cenga Xabur Revolutionary Campaign in the Heftanîn region:

On September 6, at 11:45, the Turkish troops in Girê Dûpişk in the Pîrbila area were targeted by our forces with heavy weapons from two sides. At least two Turkish military positions were hit accurately. The Turkish army removed its casualties from the area by helicopter at night.

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 in the Zap region were hit twice by our forces with sabotage tactics. Following the action, the soldiers, who were dispersed around the slopes of Girê Şehîd Sefqan, were hit by our forces with heavy weapons. Details about the outcome of these actions will be released once accurate data is obtained.

On September 7, between 22:00 and 00:00, Turkish helicopter activity was observed on the Qaşura line of the Metîna region. On the same day, the vicinity of the villages of Kêste, Edinê, Deşîşê, Hirore and Serarû in the Kanî Masî sub-district of Amadiya district, and the areas of Kela Qûmriyê and Koordîne were bombed by attack helicopters. Moreover, the vicinity of the village of Hirore was bombed with howitzers fired from the military outposts on the border line in the evening hours.

On September 7, at 23:45, the village of Xîzawa, located in the Kêre area of ​​the Heftanîn region, was bombed with howitzers and mortars.

On September 7, between 00:30 and 02:00, Turkish helicopter activity was observed in the areas of Mervanos, Tabûra Ereba, Girê Spî, Gîrê Sor and Girê Silêman in the Avaşîn region. During the same hours, the Turkish army bombed the Werxelê Resistance Area with attack helicopters.

On September 7, between 00:40 – 01:30, the Geliyê Sûredê area in the Qandil region was bombed by fighter jets.”