HPG: Turkish army is using chemical gas, bombing civilian settlements

Defeated by the guerrilla, the invading Turkish state continues to commit war crimes. The invaders use chemical gas against the guerrillas and deliberately bomb the civilian settlements.

The People’s Defense Forces (HPG) Press Centre released a statement and provided the following information on the latest situation in the Kurdistan territory:

“As part of the Egîden Botanê Victory Campaign, in the Besta region,

On June 11, at 19:00, the invaders who were positioned on the Misto Hill close to the Navyana Şêxan village of Şırnak to secure a road construction in the region were struck from two sides. One invader was killed in a short-term conflict.

The invading Turkish state is carrying out military road construction works to expand its occupation in the Girê Mizgeftê, Girê Mêrûya, Girê Misto, Kaniya Maran and Deşta Parê areas in the Besta region. No one should take part in this road construction work which serves occupation bears military purposes.

As part of the Cenga Xabur Revolutionary Campaign in the Metina region,

On 9 June, between 19:30 and 20:00, the Zendura Hill was bombed four times by fighter jets. From the 10th to the 12th of June, heavy clashes took place between our forces and the invaders on Zendura Hill. The invaders could not enter the war tunnels despite all their attempts and the advanced weapons they used. The invaders dropped bombs in the war tunnels on 12 June and used white coloured chemical gas. The invaders wearing special white suits and gas masks gathered around the war tunnels. The resistance of our comrades on Zendura Hill continues with an Apoist will despite all the inhuman and cowardly attempts of the invading Turkish state.

On June 12 at 19:00, the YJA Star (Free Women’s Troops) snipers targeted the invaders in the vicinity of the Êzidî village. One invader was killed in the action.


The invading Turkish army has deliberately bombed the Medya Defense Zones and the civilian settlements in South Kurdistan.

Details of the latest bombardments are as follows:

On June 13, between 22:00 and 00:00, helicopter activity was observed in the Kashura area of ​​the Metina region. The slopes of Zendura Hill and the houses of people in the village of Hirore were bombed by attack helicopters. The houses of the villagers were damaged in these bombardments.

On June 13, at 20:00 and 21:00, the Kela Qumriyê area of ​​the Kani Masi sub-district in the Amadiya district was bombed by fighter jets.

On June 13, at 15:30, the Werxelê area in Avashin region was bombed by fighter jets.

On June 13, between 21:10 and 22:30, the invaders in the areas of Mervanos, Mamreşo and Werxelê in the Avashin region were replaced.

On June 13, between 21:20 - 22:40, the Small Cilo and Letter T areas in the Zap region were bombed by attack helicopters.

We did not have any loss during these the bombardments.”