Turkish army tries to destroy guerrilla positions with excavators

The Turkish army is trying to destroy guerrilla positions in Werxelê with the help of excavators. However, the construction machines are repeatedly targeted by the mobile fighting units.

Since 14 April 2022, the Turkish army has been trying to capture the regions of Zap, Avaşîn and Metîna in the Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq). In doing so, it is resorting to all means at its disposal, from highly explosive materials to chemical weapons and thermobaric bombs to extensive air strikes, to break the resistance of the People's Defense Forces (HPG) and the Free Women's Troops (YJA Star). Even dogs loaded with explosives are driven into the guerrillas' tunnels. Nevertheless, the resistance of the fighters has not yet been broken.

For about a month now, the Turkish army has been trying to destroy the guerrilla positions in Werxelê with excavators and demolition equipment. On 9 August, footage was taken of the work of these heavy construction machines. Despite long efforts, the Turkish army was not able to bring down the tunnel complex. Instead, the excavators transported across the Turkish border repeatedly come into the sights of the guerrillas' mobile units and are destroyed along with their crews.

At the same time, South Kurdistan’s ruling party KDP is trying to build a road for the Turkish army in the resistance areas of Girê Hekarî and Girê Amedî in the west of the Zap region. This is also confirmed by ANF footage. Two large excavators, two bulldozers and five KDP vehicles can be seen paving the way into the guerrilla area.