HPG announced that the Turkish army is trying to expand its occupation operation in Zap to Metîna region in the Medya Defense Zones.
In a statement providing information about the ongoing war in the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq), the Press Centre of the People’s Defence Forces (HPG) reported that the Turkish army, which is stuck in Zap, is trying to extend its occupation operation, which has been ongoing in the region since July, to Metîna.
According to the HPG statement on Monday, the Turkish army has carried out intensive air and ground attacks since Saturday on the western front of Şehîd Delîl and parts of Metîna with the aim of expanding the area of occupation operation along the Girê Amêdî line. In parallel, troops have been airdropped in various areas and clashes have occurred between the guerrilla forces and the Turkish troops. While the clashes are continuing, it is obvious that the occupation army is taking this route in order to overcome the blockade it is experiencing in Zap, said the HPG