HPG: Three occupiers punished in Zap

At least three soldiers, one of them an officer, have been killed in a guerrilla sabotage operation against the Turkish invading forces in the Zap region.


The People's Defence Forces (HPG), in its latest overview of the war in Kurdistan, once again drew attention to the fact that the Turkish state is covering up its losses in the cross-border military operation in Southern Kurdistan (Northern Iraq).

"Kurdistan's freedom guerrillas are putting up an epic resistance to the Turkish colonial state's occupation operation and dealing massive blows to the invaders. Although the Turkish army is committing war crimes and using inhumane methods, it is getting nowhere in the face of the sacrificial resistance of our forces. The occupiers are working hard to conceal their heavy losses. Most recently, at least three occupants, including one with rank, were punished in an operation in the Zap region. The Turkish state has admitted only one loss, yet another attempt to hide the truth from the public."

According to the HPG, the guerrilla action in question took place on 5 December in the resistance area of Saca in the Zap region in the form of an act of sabotage and was directed against a unit that was moving near the Şehîd Kuncî position and was being pursued by a mobile guerrilla team. The bodies were taken away by helicopters by the Turkish army.

According to the HPG Press Centre, mobile guerrilla units carried out various other actions against the invading forces in Southern Kurdistan, for example in Sîda on Monday and in Çemço and Girê Amêdî on Tuesday. Heavy and semi-automatic weapons were used in the actions. A mobile team of the Free Women's Troops (YJA Star) carried out an action with heavy weapons against soldiers of the Turkish army at Girê Cûdî on 6 December.

Regarding the latest attacks of the Turkish army in Southern Kurdistan, the HPG stated that the resistance areas Girê Cûdî and Girê Bihar were bombed six times by fighter jets on Tuesday. In parallel, dozens of attacks with howitzers, tanks and heavy weapons targeted the areas of Çemço, Girê Cûdî, Girê FM and Girê Amêdî.