HPG: 13 Turkish soldiers were killed in guerrilla actions

HPG reports further war crimes by the Turkish army as well as a series of guerrilla actions in which 13 soldiers were killed.

YJA Star (Free Women's Troops) and HPG (People's Defence Forces) continue the resistance against the Turkish invading forces in the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq).

According to the HPG Press Center statement on Tuesday, the Turkish army launched a wave of aerial attacks on guerrilla areas after the sacrificial action in Ankara on 1 October. The guerrillas have not suffered any losses in the attacks.

"The Turkish colonial state aiming at genocide has suffered a heavy blow with the great action of our comrades Rojhat and Erdal, sacrificial militants from the Brigade of Immortals, and carried out massive air strikes on the Medya Defence Zones. Our forces did not suffer any losses due to the aerial bombardments. The enemy could not achieve any result. By using banned explosives four times and bombing fighting positions twenty times with drones loaded with explosives, the enemy has committed another war crime,” said the HPG statement.

On the other hand, the guerrillas have carried out various actions against the Turkish invading forces in the regions of Zap, Metîna and Xakurke in recent days. 13 soldiers were killed and six others injured, and three enemy positions were destroyed as a result.

Regarding the details of the guerrilla resistance and the attacks of the Turkish army, HPG gave the following information:

Şehîd Delîl in Western Zap region

In the Girê Cûdî resistance area, a soldier was killed by a guerrilla sniper on 1 October. On 2 October, Turkish troops were struck with heavy weapons.

In the Girê Amêdîyê resistance area, two soldiers were killed in two actions by the YJA Star guerrillas with heavy and semi-automatic weapons on Monday, and five other soldiers suffered injuries. On the same day, a mobile guerrilla unit hit the occupation forces with heavy weapons and killed two soldiers. Another soldier was killed by a sniper.


In the Girê Çarçel resistance area, the Turkish occupation forces were attacked eleven times with heavy weapons between 28 September and 2 October. Three positions were destroyed, three soldiers were killed, and one soldier was wounded.

Guerrillas carried out an action with heavy weapons in the Girê Ortê resistance area on 1 October. On 2 October, YJA Star guerrillas infiltrated a Turkish unit and hit the invaders from close range with assault rifles. Four soldiers were killed, including a high-ranking one. The action was dedicated to the resistance against the international plot of 9 October 1998.


The occupation forces in the Girê Şehîd Axîn and Girê Şehîd Şahan areas were struck by the guerrillas with heavy weapons on 1 October.

Attacks by the Turkish army

The Turkish army bombed guerrilla positions at Girê Cûdî twenty times on 1 and 2 October using drones loaded with explosives. Banned explosives have been used against positions on Girê Amêdî four times in the past two days.

The Turkish army carried out 21 airstrikes on 30 September and 1 October, targeting the areas of Gundê Şikêra, Kanîsarkê and Deşta Kafya in Gare, Ava Lolanê and Sinînê in Xakurke, Girê Bahar in the western Zap region, Serê Metîna and Gundê Bêşîlî in Metîna, and Girê Savaş, Qada Newrozê and Gundê Zergelê in Qandil. On the other hand, artillery attacks were carried out on Zap, Xakurke and Metîna.