12 Turkish soldiers killed in guerrilla actions
In Southern Kurdistan, twelve soldiers of the Turkish army were killed, four soldiers suffered injuries. While the guerrillas also destroyed a surveillance camera installed in the guerrilla area, the Turkish army has again used chemical weapons.
According to the Press Centre of the People's Defense Forces (HPG), the guerrillas are continuing their series of actions in memory of Zeynep Kınacı (Zîlan), a fighter who fell on 30 June 1996. According to the daily statement by HPG Press Centre, twelve members of the Turkish invading forces were killed in the Medya Defense Zones on Tuesday and early Wednesday morning, and four soldiers suffered injuries. While the guerrillas also destroyed a surveillance camera installed in the guerrilla area, the Turkish army again used chemical weapons and explosives against a guerrilla position, and 14 bombings by fighter jets and dozens more attacks with helicopters and howitzers were recorded.
Seven killed in two-flank guerrilla action in Avaşîn
In the Avaşîn region, guerrillas gained control of a Turkish unit moving towards Koker. Today at 5.30 a.m., mobile guerrilla groups struck the unit from two flanks. Seven soldiers were killed and four others injured in the action, which was carried out with heavy weapons and at close range.
Snipers, heavy weapons and sabotage tactics
In the Zap region, Turkish attack helicopters flying towards the Çemço area came under massive fire at 9 pm on 27 June and were forced to turn around. On 28 June, two soldiers were shot dead by HPG snipers at Girê Cûdî. Later, an advance of Turkish troops was stopped in the area with heavy weapons and sabotage tactics, and two soldiers were killed. On the same day, the guerrillas destroyed a surveillance camera. On Girê FM, a soldier was shot dead by a YJA Star sniper.
Attacks by the Turkish army on guerrilla areas
Regarding the attacks by the Turkish army on Tuesday, the HPG said that chemical weapons and explosives were used in the Şikefta Birîndara area in the Zap region. The areas of Çemço, Sîda, Saca, Girê FM, Girê Cûdî, Girê Amêdî, Kurojahro and Şehîd Şahîn were bombed ten times by fighter jets, and dozens more attacks were carried out by helicopters and howitzers. The area of Werxelê in Avaşîn was also shelled from Turkish border posts with howitzers and bombed four times by fighter jets. The bombing caused a forest fire that is still burning. In Metîna, the Girê Hekarî and the Şehîd Zemanî tunnel were attacked with helicopters and howitzers.