HPG stated the resistance against the Turkish invasion forces in the guerrilla areas in South Kurdistan continues.
The Press Center of the People’s Defense Forces (HPG) released a statement providing information about continued attacks by the Turkish army and actions by the guerrillas in the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq) from the 4th to 6th of January.
According to the statement, the guerrillas continue to actively resist the Turkish army’s occupation attacks, and one soldier was killed in the Zap region in a sabotage action to repel an attack on a guerrilla position.
On the other hand, the Turkish air force has bombed the guerrilla areas 22 times in the past two days, and used unconventional explosives, drones loaded with explosives and artillery. According to the HPG, the guerrillas have not suffered any casualties in the air strikes.
Şehîd Delîl, Western Zap
In the Girê Cûdî resistance area, the Turkish troops took action to blow up a guerrilla position on January 4. The guerrillas prevented the operation with a sabotage action that killed one soldier.
On the same day, two Turkish positions were shelled with heavy weapons and damaged. Shortly afterwards, the YJA Star (Free Women’s Troops) guerrillas with heavy weapons stopped an attempted advance by the Turkish army.
Also on January 6, two attempted advances in the area were stopped by the guerrillas with heavy weapons. In the afternoon, a Turkish position was damaged as a result of strikes by the guerrillas.
In the Girê Amêdîyê Resistance Area, guerrillas fired on a truck of the occupying forces on January 4.
Turkish attacks with banned explosives, chemical gas and drones loaded with explosives
* On January 4 and 6, the battle positions of the guerrillas in Girê Cûdî Resistance Area in the Western Zap region were bombed 2 times with banned explosives and 3 times with drones loaded with explosives.
* On January 4, the Şehîd Diyar battle position of the guerrillas in the Zap region was bombed 2 times with drones loaded with explosives.
Attacks by the Turkish army
* On January 5 and 6, the Turkish army carried out 8 airstrikes on the areas of Bêşîli, Şêlazê, Serê Metîna in Metîna region; 6 airstrikes on the areas of Ava Lolanê, Sinînê, Kolît in Xakurkê region; 4 airstrikes on the areas of Girê Amediyê, Girê Bahar Resistance Area in Şehîd Delîl Western Zap region; 4 airstrikes on the areas of Girê Casûsan, Balayan in Qendîl region. The guerrillas suffered no casualties in these bombardments.
* The regions of Zap, Şehîd Delîl Western Zap, Metîna and Xakurkê were bombarded with artillery.