New footage shows Turkey’s use of chemical weapons in guerrilla areas

Footage obtained by ANF shows the invading Turkish troops using chemical gases and banned weapons in guerrilla-controlled Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq).

The Turkish state continues to commit war crimes in Kurdistan territories, especially in the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones where an invasion campaign has been targeting the regions of Zap, Avaşîn and Metina in mid-April.

The HPG Press Center drew attention to the war crimes committed by the Turkish state in its five-month war balance sheet published on September 15 and said: "In particular, internationally prohibited bombs and chemical weapons were used, from poison gases to phosphorus bombs, from thermobaric bombs to tactical nuclear bombs, against war positions and tunnels. The Turkish state committed 2004 war crimes in order to achieve its aims and these crimes have been documented by our forces."

A considerable amount of information, testimony and documents have been obtained so far that confirm the data provided by HPG.

New evidence of Turkish war crimes has come out in the Girê Şehîd Pîrdoxan area, in ​​the Girê Amediyê Resistance Area in Metîna.

Video footage obtained by ANF exposes the Turkish army using banned bombs and chemical weapons that it specifically designed against the guerrilla forces.

According to information obtained from guerrilla sources, Turkey’s banned bombs are not regular ready-made bombs, but are prepared in a mixture in plastic cans to create a complex and tactical nuclear effect.

The footage shows how chemical weapons in plastic cans or barrels are drooped into the entrance of the battle tunnels with ropes.

The Turkish troops, unable to advance through fighting, are seen placing these bombs in front of the battle tunnels and positions, especially on August 11 and 12.

While Turkish soldiers moving with long hoses in their hands on August 16-17 grab the attention, the footage shows chemical gas released through these hoses, which are stretched out up to the front of the battle positions. The hoses are clearly visible in the footage.

On August 24 and the following days, the Turkish army first used high intensity prohibited bombs, and then attempted to kill guerrillas by releasing chemical gas through hoses.

When these attacks by the Turkish army that constitute war crimes did not achieve any results against the guerrilla forces, the KDP forces began constructing roads and positions for the Turkish army in the same region on August 27.