Guerrilla resistance against Turkish invasion continues
HPG said that the invading Turkish army bombed the Werxelê Resistance Area using poisonous gases and explosives yet had to retreat following the intervention of the guerrillas.
The People’s Defense Forces (HPG) Press Centre released a statement providing information about the latest attacks by the Turkish army against guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq).
The statement includes the following:
“In the Werxelê Resistance Area in the Avaşîn region:
On August 31, between 09:00 and 21:00, the invading Turkish army bombed the Werxelê Resistance Area using chemical weapons and explosives 6 times. The Turkish forces seeking to advance towards the Resistance Area after the bombings had to retreat as a result of the intervention of guerrillas.
The Werxelê Resistance Area has been bombed with poisonous gases since 08:30 September 1.
Turkish drone and reconnaissance aircraft mobility continues over the Resistance Areas.
On August 31, at 15:55, the village of Şiyê in Dinartê sub-district of Akrê district was bombed by fighter jets.
On August 31, between 23:40 and 01:00, Turkish helicopter mobility was observed on the Qaşura line of the Metina region. On the same day, the vicinity of the villages of Benavê, Deşîşê and Seraro in the Kanî Masî sub-district of the Amadiya district, the Kela Qûmriyê and Girê Mozelan areas were bombed by attack helicopters and fighter jets.
On August 31, between 00:00 and 01:30, helicopter mobility was observed in the areas of Girê Sor, Girê Spî, Girê Silêman, Mervanos, Tabûra Ereba in Avaşîn region. During the same time, the Werxelê Resistance Area was bombed by attack helicopters.
On August 31, between 00:00 and 01:00, Girê Şehîd Sîmko and Tîpa T areas in the Zap region and on September 1, between 07:00 and 07:30, the Saca area was bombed by attack helicopters and fighter jets.