HPG calls for independent investigation into Metina incident
HPG called for an investigation into the explosion that led to the deaths of peshmerga fighters in the area of Metina in southern Kurdistan on Saturday. HPG said the guerrillas did not use any weapon that could have destroyed the vehicle in such a way.
The People's Defense Forces (HPG) released a statement calling for an independent investigation into the explosion that led to the deaths of peshmerga fighters in the guerrilla area of Metina in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq) on Saturday.
The statement released by the HPG Press Office on Sunday said:
"The fact that KDP military forces entered the guerrilla area in Metina in the early hours of June 5 without notice and in an operational manner was wrong and not a behavior that serves national interests. It is true that our forces there fired warning shots. However, it is certain that no weapon was used by our forces that could have led to unfortunate consequences and destroyed the vehicle in such a way. In this regard, there is a high probability that the vehicle was hit by a missile from the air. It must be clarified how the explosion occurred on the vehicle. As HPG, we believe it is necessary for a joint or independent delegation to investigate and clarify the incident."