The Press Office of the People’s Defense Forces (HPG) released a statement providing information on the latest actions by guerrilla forces and the attacks by the Turkish state in Kurdistan territory.
According to the statement, guerrillas targeted a Turkish military vehicle in the Şehit Kendal area on August 27. As part of the Cenga Xabur Revolutionary Campaign, guerrillas hit the vehicle with sabotage tactics as it was on the move from Deriyê Dawetiye to Girê Şehîd Rênas area, killing three soldiers and injuring four others. Following the action, the Turkish army removed the dead and wounded soldiers from the scene by helicopters.
The statement provided the following details regarding the clashes and bombardments in other regions of the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq):
The Werxele Resistance Area was bombed with poisonous gases and explosives on August 28.
The invading Turkish army attempted to advance in the region after bombing the Werxele Resistance Area with poisonous gases and fighter jets this morning. The intervention of the guerrilla forces here forced the invaders to retreat without accomplishing a result.
Reconnaissance aircraft activity over the resistance areas continues.
Helicopter activity took place in the areas of Girê Sor, Girê Spî, Girê Silêman, Mervanos, Tabûra Ereba in Avashin region and the areas of Girê Şehîd Rizgar, Girê Şehîd Elî and Werxelê in Stune territory were bombed by attack helicopters on August 28.
On the same day, intense helicopter activity took place in the Qasura area in Metina region, while the surroundings of the Hirorê, Dêşîşê, Derarê, Kêste and Seraru villages in Kani Masi, Amadiya were bombed by attack helicopters, as well as the areas of Girê Koordîne, Girê Zendûra, Girê Şehîd Çiya.
The village of Kele, located in the Sida area in Zap region, was bombed with howitzers fired from the border posts on August 28.