YJA Star hits Turkish occupation forces in Xakurke

The guerrillas continue to resist the Turkish invasion of southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq). According to the People’s Defense Forces (HPG), four Turkish army soldiers were killed in guerrilla actions on Wednesday, three enemy positions and two surveillance cameras were destroyed. “The freedom guerrillas of Kurdistan, endowed with the apoist spirit, fight with great sacrifices for a free future of our people and deal heavy blows to the Turkish occupation forces. Our forces wholeheartedly defend the values ​​created by martyrs and practice modern-day guerrilla tactics in a strong form,” reads Thursday’s statement from the HPG press center on the war in Kurdistan.

Regarding the actions of the guerrillas and the attacks of the Turkish army supported by the PDK on August 31, the HPG gave the following details:

Successful guerrilla action by YJA Star in Xakurke

During an action of the YJA Star mobile guerrillas against the Turkish occupation forces at Girê Şehîd Şahan in Xakurke, four soldiers were killed, three positions and a surveillance camera were destroyed. Another camera system was destroyed near a guerrilla position on Girê Cûdî. In the same area, the guerrillas carried out two sabotage actions against a Turkish unit which was preparing to attack with chemical weapons.

Attacks by the Turkish army and construction of roads by the PDK

The Turkish army has used chemical weapons and explosive devices eleven times against guerrilla positions. At Şikefta Birîndara and Werxelê, attempts were again made to demolish the tunnel facilities with construction machinery. The guerrilla areas of Kurojahro, Girê Amêdî, Girê FM and Girê Cûdî were attacked 27 times by helicopters, while Deşta Kafya in Gare as well as Girê Bihar and Sîda were bombarded a total of 17 times by fighter planes. Dozens of other attacks were carried out with howitzers and mortars.

The HPG also reported that the PDK continues to cooperate with the Turkish army and to build roads in the guerrilla zone of Girê Amêdî.

Michael A. Bynum