HPG: Kurdistan Freedom Guerrilla leading historic resistance in Avashin
"The large-scale occupation attack launched on Avashin marks a new stage and the resistance of the Kurdistan Freedom Guerrilla to this occupation offensive is historic," said the HPG.
The Press Office of the People’s Defense Forces (HPG) released a statement about the latest developments in Avashin region of the Medya Defense Zones under guerrilla control in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq).
HPG stated that the Turkish army launched a new aggression on Avashin region on June 7, confronted by “a historic response given by the Kurdistan Freedom Guerrilla in resistance against the occupation operation”.
The statement by HPG Press Office includes the following:
“The invading Turkish state launched an aggression offensive on the areas of Tabura Ereban, Dola Konferansê and Dola Maran in Avashin region on 23-24 May. The mighty resistance and effective actions of our forces, however, made the Turkish troops experience a failure and forced them to retreat from these areas on 1 June. Failing to achieve a result against the resistance of our forces, the occupiers launched a new wave of attacks on Avashin region, meaningfully in concurrence with the deployment of KDP forces in guerrilla areas in Metina region.
Having launched an occupation attack with new tactics on Avashin region, the genocidal Turkish state faced with the resistance of our forces. Heavy clashes occurred on 7-8 June and major blows were dealt to the occupiers. Clashes in the area, and the resistance of our forces continue. The large-scale occupation attack launched on Avashin marks a new stage and the resistance of the Kurdistan Freedom Guerrilla to this occupation offensive is historic.”