HPG: At least two Turkish soldiers were killed in Avaşin

HPG reported that at least two Turkish soldiers were killed in a sabotage action by the guerrillas in Avaşin.

The Press Centre of the People’s Defense Forces (HPG-BIM) released a written statement on the latest developments in the regions of Avaşin, Metîna and Zap in the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq).

The statement, according to which at least two Turkish soldiers were killed in a sabotage action against the Turkish army in Avasin and violent clashes took place in Werxelê, includes the following:

As part of the Bazên Zagrosê Revolutionary Campaign:

- The Turkish troops in charge of the safety of a road constructed for occupation goals between the Şehîd Rahîme and Girê Şehîd Afad areas in Avaşin region were put under surveillance by our forces, and were hit with sabotage tactics on September 12. At least two Turkish soldiers were killed during the action, after which Turkish forces retrieved their casualties from the area by helicopter.

In the Werxelê Resistance Area in the Avaşin region:

On September 20, the Turkish army attempted to place explosives in the Werxelê Resistance Area. Stopping the Turkish troops, our forces confiscated explosives and disarmed the bombs in a professional manner.

On September 21, the Turkish army attempted to advance into the Werxelê Resistance Area after an intense bombardment with heavy weaponry. The intervention of our forces resulted in fierce clashes and did not allow the invaders to make an advance.

On September 22, the Çemço area in the Zap region was bombed with heavy weapons and fighter jets.

On September 20, Turkish helicopter activity took place over the Qaşûra area in Metina region.

On September 21 and 22, the Turkish army bombed the vicinity of the Êdinê, Deşîşê, Serarû, Hirore villages in the countryside of the Amadiya district, as well as the Kela Qûmriyê, Girê Şehîd Çiya and Koordîne areas.

The fires that broke out as a result of the bombardments continue to rage.”