The Turkish state escalates its attacks against the guerrilla areas in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq) while the guerrillas continue their actions.
The Press Office of People’s Defense Forces (HPG) released a statement providing information about the latest attacks by the Turkish army and actions by the guerrillas in the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq).
Actions by the guerrillas
According to the statement, the positions of Turkish forces in Girê FM Resistance Area were struck twice and damaged by the YJA Star (Free Women’s Troops) guerrillas with heavy weapons on July 7.
On July 8, mobile guerrilla teams targeted the Turkish drones hovering over the Girê Cûdî Resistance Area, stopping drone activity in the region.
On July 9, guerrillas destroyed a surveillance camera system of the occupation forces in Girê FM Resistance Area.
Operation by the Turkish army
On July 5, the Turkish army carried out an operation in the areas of Şikefta Birîndara, Karker and Kokerê in Zap region. While the operation continues, the Turkish forces try to get stationed in Kokerê, conducting bombardments and cutting down trees in the area.
Attacks by the Turkish army
On July 7-8, the Turkish army carried out 16 airstrikes on the Şehîd Delîl area in Zap; Sinînê and Ava Lolanê areas in Xakurke; and Gundê Şiyê, Deşta Kafya, Gundê Meyrokê areas in Gare.
On July 7-8, the areas of Girê Bahar, Girê Cûdî, Girê Amediyê in western Zap; Sîda Resistance Area in Zap; Golka area in Metina; Girê Şehîd Kamuran, Girê Şehîd Heqî areas in Xakurke were targeted by 414 attacks with howitzers, tanks and heavy weapons.
On July 7-8-9, the Turkish army attacked the guerrilla positions in Sîda, Şehîd Delîl and Girê FM areas and tried to demolish the tunnel facilities of the guerrillas with construction equipment.