Guerrillas strike Turkish troops in Zap, Metîna and Heftanîn
The People’s Defence Forces (HPG) and Free Women’s Units (YJA Star) guerrillas carried out actions against the Turkish forces in Zap, Metîna and Heftanîn. Three Turkish soldiers were killed in guerrilla strikes.
The HPG Press Centre has released the outcomes of the guerrilla actions in Zap, Metîna and Heftanîn regions of guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq).
The statement includes the following:
“As part of the Cenga Xabur Revolutionary Campaign in the Heftanîn region:
On August 1, at 14:30, vehicles carrying military supplies to the invading forces in Girê Koxê Mele Yehya in the Keşan area were targeted and hit by our forces, leaving 2 Turkish soldiers dead. The invading Turkish army, which could not approach the action area for a long time, removed its casualties from the area by helicopters in the evening hours.
As part of the Cenga Xabur Revolutionary Campaign in the Metîna region:
On August 3, at 16:45, one position of the invaders in Girê Azad in the Zendura area was hit at close range by our forces. The position where 2 invaders were stationed was damaged, leading to one death and one injury.
On the same day, at 22:30, Turkish attack helicopters which attempted to bomb the Deşîşê area were targeted and shot down by our forces from 2 sides. The attack helicopters had to move away from the area.
As part of the Bazên Zagrosê Revolutionary Campaign in the Zap region:
On August 3, at 18:40, an action was carried out with heavy weapons by our YJA Star forces against the invaders on Martyr Munzur Hill. The targets were successfully hit as a result of the action.
The invading Turkish army is destroying forests by systematically cutting trees in Kerneheso and Ekûh villages of Xîzan district of Bitlis.
During the spring months, the Turkish forces carried out intense ambush activities in the vicinity of Xîzan and in the villages of Yelîpîr, Kekola, Akanûs and Surêh. All these activities of the invaders were rendered futile.
In Avaşîn Region:
On August 3, at 17:00, the battle tunnels in Girê Sor were bombed with explosives.
On August 3, between 21:00 and 22:30, the battle tunnels in Werxelê were bombed with explosives. On the same day, intense toxic gases were used against the battle tunnels. Drone activity is continuing in the area.
On August 3, between 22:45 and 01:10, Turkish helicopter activity was observed in Girê Silêman and Girê Spî areas.
On August 3, between 22:00 and 00:00, Turkish helicopter activity was recorded on the Qaşura line of the Metîna region.
On 3 August, the vicinity of the villages of Kêste and Hirore in the Kanî Masî sub-district of the Amadiya district, as well as the Girê Şehîd Çiya slopes and Kela Qumriyê areas were shelled by attack helicopters.
On the evening of August 1, the Keşan area of Heftanîn was shelled with attack helicopters.