Guerrillas strike Turkish troops in Zap and Avaşin

HPG/YJA Star guerrillas carried out actions against Turkish military forces in the Zap and Avaşin areas. One Turkish soldier was killed, and a military position was destroyed.

The Press Centre of the People’s Defense Forces (HPG) released a written statement about the latest guerrilla actions and Turkish invasion attacks in the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq.

The statement published on Tuesday includes the following:

As part of the Bazên Zagrosê Revolutionary Campaign:

On September 19, at 18:10, the Turkish soldiers in Qela Bedewê in the Zap region were targeted by our forces with heavy weapons. Following the action, a military position of the Turkish soldiers was destroyed and at least one soldier was killed there.

On September 20, at 09:20, the Turkish army bombed the Cîloya Biçûk Resistance Area in the Zap region twice with explosives. The Turkish forces who attempted to advance towards the Resistance Area after the bombings were hit by our forces with heavy weapons at 09:40. The Turkish troops could not advance because of fierce shooting by our forces.

On September 20, between 14:45 and 15:15, the Turkish forces in the Girê Silêman chain in the Avaşin region were targeted by our forces with heavy weapons. The targets were hit accurately during the action.  

In the Werxelê Resistance Area in the Avaşin region:

On September 20, at 20:55, the Turkish army heavily bombed the Werxelê Resistance Area with explosives. The soldiers who wanted to advance after the bombings were hit by the Werxelê fighters with a sabotage tactic. After the action, the Turkish troops had to retreat.

On September 20, between 22:30 and 23:00, the Werxelê Resistance Area was bombed with explosives four times.

On September 20 night, Turkish helicopter mobility was registered in the areas of Mervanos, Tabûra Ereba, Girê Spî, Girê Sor and Girê Silêman in Avaşin region. During the same hours, the areas of Dola Bizina, Qartal, Stûnê, Girê Şehîd Rizgar and Geliyê Basya were bombed by Turkish attack helicopters. The fires started by the bombings at the scene are continuing.

On September 19, at 12:30, the Çemço area in ​​the Zap region was bombed with howitzers fired from the military posts on the border line.

On September 20, between 18:40 and 19:30, Turkish helicopter activity took place over the Qaşura area in the Metîna region.

From 14:00 on September 20 until the morning hours of September 21, the Turkish army bombed the Kela Qûmriyê area in Kanî Masî, Amadiya, the vicinity of the villages of Êdinê, Deşîşê, Serarû, and the village of Hirore with howitzers, mortars and attack helicopters.

As a result of the vicious attacks carried out by the invading Turkish army that target the civilian population directly, a resident of Hirore village was seriously injured, and material damage was reported in the farms and gardens of our people.”