Ten soldiers killed as guerrilla resistance in South Kurdistan continues

Ten Turkish soldiers have been killed in guerrilla actions in southern Kurdistan, according to HPG. The Turkish army is committing further war crimes and the Iranian army is also continuing attacks on guerrilla areas.

The press centre of the People's Defence Forces (HPG) has published a statement on the war in Kurdistan. According to the statement, the guerrillas are continuing their resistance against the Turkish army's invasion of southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq), which has been going on for about six months. "The legendary resistance of the Kurdistan Freedom Guerrilla continues", the HPG stated, pointing out that it could not be broken despite thousands of attacks with internationally outlawed bombs, chemical weapons, fighter jets, attack helicopters, howitzers, mortars and tanks.

In its statement, the HPG reported 17 guerrilla actions in the Zap, Xakurke and Metîna regions, in which at least ten soldiers were killed. Three soldiers were injured and the guerrillas destroyed a military position.

The Turkish invading forces used prohibited combat equipment against guerrilla positions on 25 occasions on Tuesday. The areas were bombed four times by fighter jets, 29 times by attack helicopters and dozens of times by howitzers, mortars and tanks. The Iranian army also continued artillery attacks on Xakurke. The HPG also stated that the drone attack on Tuesday north of Sulaymaniyah was not directed at them.

The HPG gave the following details:


In the resistance area of Sîda in the Zap region, guerrilla actions killed six soldiers and seriously injured two others on 4 October. The guerrillas struck the invading forces six times with heavy weapons, twice with snipers and twice using sabotage tactics.


In the Girê Şehîd Derwêş resistance area in the Xakurke region, a mobile unit of YJA Star (Free Women's Troops) destroyed a Turkish army position on Tuesday, killing two soldiers. On the same day, an action with heavy weapons targeted the occupying forces at Girê Şehîd Axîn.


In the Girê Amêdî resistance area, a soldier was shot dead by a mobile sniper unit on Monday, and another attack was carried out with heavy weapons. Two soldiers were also shot dead in the Girê Cûdî resistance area on Tuesday, one of them by a YJA Star sniper. On the same day, a mobile guerrilla unit hit the invading forces with heavy weapons.


The Turkish army's use of prohibited means of combat was directed against the positions of Şehîd Felat and Şehîd Agir in Sîda. The area around Gundê Gûzê in Gare was bombed four times by fighter jets, the areas of Girê Hekarî, Girê FM and Girê Amêdî 29 times by helicopters. Girê FM and Çemço were affected by Turkish artillery attacks.


The Iranian army continued the artillery bombardment of Girê Berbizinê and Hornê areas in Xakurke on Tuesday, using howitzers and mortar shells.


Regarding the drone attack on Tuesday in the north of Sulaymaniyah, the HPG said: "Media from Bashur [Southern Kurdistan] claimed on 4 October that the Turkish state carried out an air attack on a vehicle in the Şarbajêr district near Sulaymaniyah and that there were two PKK members in the car. We have no forces at the site of the attack and there is no connection with us."