HPG reports ongoing guerrilla actions against Turkish invasion in South Kurdistan
In southern Kurdistan, four soldiers of the Turkish army were killed in guerrilla actions on Monday. Meanwhile, the Turkish troops are trying out new methods to break the guerrilla resistance.
According to Tuesday’s statement by the Press Centre of the People's Defense Forces (HPG), four soldiers of the Turkish army were killed in guerrilla actions on Monday in the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq).
"The freedom guerrillas of Kurdistan continue to resist attacks with Apoist sacrifice, which have not been seen in the past in the same or similar form. Thus, it is the biggest obstacle to the exploitation plan of the Turkish colonial state in Kurdistan and the Middle East. In order to remove this obstacle, the Turkish occupation forces are attacking with inhuman methods,” said the HPG statement.
In addition to using chemical weapons and tactical bombs, the Turkish army set fire to plastic and car tires in front of the tunnel site in Werxelê in order to channel the toxic smoke into the position, the HPG said. Banned warfare agents were used 17 times against guerrilla positions in the Şikefta Birîndara and Karker areas in Zap. Şikefta Birîndara was attacked by tanks dozens of times, and the regions of Gare, Metîna, Zap and Xakurke were bombed 25 times by fighter jets on Monday.
Attack helicopters and drones struck by guerrillas
In the Zap region, Turkish drones were struck by guerrillas over the Saca area on Monday morning. In Çemço, mobile guerrilla units hit a Turkish squad from two flanks with heavy weapons and at least three soldiers were killed. After the action, the guerrillas intervened against drones flying over the area.
At Girê Amêdî on 14 August, guerrillas fired on attack helicopters during their attack flight and struck one of the helicopters. On 15 August, a drone was fired upon and hit. At the same time, a Turkish soldier was shot dead by a sniper from YJA Star (Free Women’s Troops). At 5.30 am today, guerrillas hit Turkish troops simultaneously with heavy weapons near Girê Şehîd Gelhat ve Girê Şehîd Pîrdoğan positions in Girê Amediyê Resistance Area.
Guerrilla strikes with heavy weapons also targeted the occupying forces at Girê Koordîne and Girê Cûdî on Monday.