5 killed as mobile guerrilla units strike Turkish occupation forces

Five members of the Turkish invading forces in Southern Kurdistan have been killed in actions by mobile guerrilla units. Meanwhile, the Turkish army continues its air and artillery attacks on the guerrilla areas.

According to the press centre of the People's Defence Forces (HPG), the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq) have been bombed dozens of times from the air and on the ground by the Turkish army since Wednesday. HPG recorded eleven airstrikes by fighter jets and two other bombardments by attack helicopters. At tunnel sites in the guerrilla resistance areas, the Turkish invading forces used explosives 17 times, targeting tunnels in the Girê Hekarî, Girê Cûdî, Girê FM, Şikefta Birîndara and Karker areas. The shelling by howitzers on various areas was carried out from Turkish border posts as well as from the military base Kanî Masî located in southern Kurdistan.

Meanwhile, the mobile guerrilla units continue to resist the occupation of their territories. On Wednesday, a soldier was shot dead by an HPG sniper in the Girê Cûdî resistance area. In the Zap region, on the same day, a group of soldiers was struck by guerrillas with hand grenades and firearms as they moved towards Kokerê. At least four soldiers were killed. Kokerê was bombed eight times by the Turkish air force on Thursday morning.