Seven soldiers killed in guerrilla actions in Zap

HPG and YJA Star guerrillas continue their actions against the Turkish occupation army in the guerrilla areas in southern Kurdistan. At least seven Turkish soldiers were killed in the latest actions by the guerrillas.

YJA Star (Free Women's Troops) and HPG (People's Defence Forces) continue the resistance against the Turkish invading forces in the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq).

According to the HPG Press Center statement on Sunday, seven members of the Turkish occupation forces were killed in the latest actions of the guerrillas on the western front of Şehîd Delîl. In the Girê Cûdî resistance area, guerrilla snipers targeted the enemy military forces. In the nearby Girê Amêdîyê resistance area, a Turkish attack on guerrilla positions was repelled from close range with light small arms fire. In another action, guerrillas of YJA Star hit an enemy position with heavy weapons. Guerrillas also carried out three successive sabotage actions in the same area.

In the Sîda area, which is also located in Zap, guerrillas carried out actions against Turkish troops today. At 03:00 last night, guerrillas hit the soldiers with rifles. At 08:00, guerrillas carried out a sabotage action against the occupiers gathered in front of the guerrilla positions.

In the Metîna region, the guerrillas targeted a group of soldiers who set fire to unknown plastic material in order to channel the toxic smoke into the Girê Çarçel tunnel system on 29 September.

HPG also reported that the Turkish army has been increasingly using prohibited weapons to achieve results in its war against the guerrillas. At Girê Çarçel, Turkish forces carried out three attacks with chemical agents on 29 September. The area was also bombed by a drone loaded with explosives. The Girê Amêdîyê resistance area in Zap was targeted five times by drones on 30 September. Nine other attacks with unspecified prohibited ordnance were carried out against the war tunnels in this area on the same day.

In addition, Turkish warplanes carried out seven strikes on the areas of Zap River, Ava Lolanê in Xakurkê, Kanîsarkê in Gare, Girê Çarçel in Metîna, Girê Bahar in Şehîd Delîl in western Zap. The regions of Zap, Şehîd Delîl western Zap, Xakurkê and Metîna were targeted by artillery attacks.