HPG: Turkish troops attacking battle tunnels repulsed
The invading Turkish troops attacked the battle tunnels in Avaşin and were forced to retreat following the resistance of the guerrillas.
The People’s Defense Forces (HPG) Press Centre has released a written statement on the latest actions by guerrilla forces and invasion attacks by the Turkish army in Kurdistan territory.
The statement published on Friday includes the following:
“As part of the Bazên Zagrosê Revolutionary Campaign in the Avaşîn region:
At 17:45 on July 21 and at 16:30 on July 22, the invading Turkish troops in Girê Silêman were targeted by our forces with heavy weapons. The targets were hit accurately in both actions.
On July 22, the invaders who sought to advance towards the battle tunnels in the Girê Sor area were hit at close range by our forces. The invaders retreated following our intervention.
At 09:00 and 09:40 on July 23, the invaders who attempted to attack the battle tunnels in the Girê Sor area using explosives were hit at close range by our forces. As a result of the intervention of our forces, the invaders had to retreat.
At 09:14 on July 22, the village of Bêbade in the Çemankê sub-district of the Amiye district was bombed by fighter jets. As a result of the bombardment, material damage was observed in the gardens of our people in South Kurdistan, and a fire broke out in the forest area around the village.
Between 22:50 and 00:10 on July 22, Turkish helicopter activity took place in the areas of Mervanos, Banista, Tabura Ereba Girê Spî and Girê Silêman in the Avaşîn region, and the Stuna area was bombed by attack helicopters.
Between 23:10 and 00:20 on July 22, the letter T area in the Zap region was bombed by attack helicopters.
At 04:30 on July 22, Turkish troops attacked the battle tunnels in the Girê Sor area of Avaşîn region with poisonous gases and explosives.
The Turkish army has been bombarding the battle tunnels in the Girê Sor area of Avaşîn region by using heavy weapons since 09:40 on July 23.
Our forces suffered no casualties during the mentioned attacks.”