HPG Press Center reported that at least 12 invaders were killed in a coordinated action carried out by the guerrillas against the invaders in Metîna.

In a written statement on Monday, the Press Center of the People’s Defense Forces (HPG-BIM) provided information about an action by the guerrillas and attacks by the Turkish army in the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq).

HPG-BIM reported that at least 12 soldiers were killed, and many positions were destroyed in Girê Hakkari Resistance Area on January 13.

In the statement, the details of the guerrilla action and the attacks by the invaders were given as follows:

Metîna region;

At 09:00 on January 13, the invaders in the Girê Hakkarî Resistance Area were targeted by the guerrillas. In the coordinated action that started with infiltration tactics, the first action arm effectively hit the invaders with grenades, individual and medium automatic weapons. In the first strike, 1 invader was killed. The second action arm targeted a 14-member group of invaders and hit them effectively from close range. 3 positions were destroyed and 4 invaders in them were killed.

The third strike group targeted 4 invaders with assassination tactics and killed them. Another position of the invaders was destroyed with medium automatic weapons and 3 invaders were killed.

The invaders who tried to flee in fear after the effective strikes of our forces were also struck and 8 of them were wounded. In this coordinated action, a total of 12 invaders were killed, and 8 others were wounded.

In addition, 1 large camellia, 2 tents and 4 positions were destroyed. Our comrade Jêhat, who participated in this action with an Apoist spirit of sacrifice and high courage and fought heroically, fell as a martyr. The detailed identity information of our comrade Jêhat will be shared with our patriotic people and the public later.

Attacks carried out by the occupying Turkish army;

– On January 14, the invading army carried out 5 strikes by warplanes, including 3 on the Ava Lolanê area in Xakurkê region and 2 on the Bereşê area in Qendîl region.

– The regions of Zap, Şehîd Delîl Western Zap, Metîna and Xakurkê were shelled with artillery.”


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