HPG reports ongoing guerrilla actions and Turkish attacks in southern Kurdistan

The guerrillas continue to resist the Turkish invading forces despite chemical weapons use and massive bombing of their areas, the Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq).

The Press Centre of the People's Defence Forces (HPG) reported that guerrillas carried out four actions against the Turkish invading forces in Medya Defense Zones on Saturday. The actions took place in Sîda in the Zap region and at Girê Amêdî, where guerrillas used heavy and light weapons. Late on Saturday evening, guerrillas fired at helicopters as they were dropping off troops at Girê Amêdî. The shelling forced the transport planes to turn around.

According to HPG, the Turkish army used chemical weapons twice against the Şehîd Botan position in the Çemço area on 3 December. Çemço as well as the areas of Golka and Gundê Şêlazê in Metîna were bombed by fighter jets a total of twelve times on 2 and 3 December. In addition, the areas of Girê Amêdî, Kurojahro, Çemço and Saca were attacked by helicopters a total of 24 times on Saturday. Further attacks on the guerrilla areas in southern Kurdistan were carried out by howitzers, tanks and heavy weapons.