28/04/2015 - 00:00
Turkish and Iranian Armies Bomb Kurdish Guerrilla Areas

28 April 2015

ANF - Behdinan

The HPG (People's Defense Forces) Press Centre reported in a written statement that the Iranian army shelled the Qandil area in the Medya Defense Zones (guerrilla enclaves). In a separate statement the HPG said that the Turkish army continued shipment, bombardment and aerial activity in the Kurdistan territory.

HPG said that Iranian troops deployed at the guard posts at the Qandil carried out a bombardment with heavy artillery between 8 am and 6 pm on April 25. The bombardment targeted the areas of Dola Kokê, Hill Martyr Dilbirîn and Hill Martyr Ronahî.

According to the statement, unmanned aerial vehicles of the Iranian army performed reconnaissance flights over Hill Martyr Ronahî and Hill Casusan in Dola Kokê area between 20:30 – 21:30 yesterday evening (26 April).

Pointing to the increasing aerial activity over guerrilla zones, HPG said that the UAVs of the Turkish army carried out reconnaissance flights over the Avashin area of Medya Defense Zones from 5 am yesterday till today noon, over Kashura area at Metina border between 4-5 am today, and over Zap region and border line between 5-10 am yesterday. An activity of Turkish warplanes also took place over Kashura between 22:00-22:30 yesterday (26 April).

According to the statement, intense reconnaissance flights were also carried out over Martyr Serxwebun and Martyr Ferhat areas between 00:00 - 03:00 today, over Martyr Kendal area between 18:00 - 23:30, and over Apê Musa area between 21:00 – 01:00 yesterday.

Turkish helicopters also performed flights over the Apê Musa area between 13:00 - 00:00 on April 26.

The HPG also said that Turkish troops had made a heavy shipment in Amed's (Diyarbakir) Farqin (Silvan) district centre and the Farqin dam, enhancing military presence on this road while village guards set up security points around the Hill of Îlon as of 25 April.

The statement noted that the Turkish army also made a heavy shipment from Bingöl city center to the Suveren, Gap and Uçur guard posts in Genç district as of 25 April.

HPG added that Turkish troops deployed at Maymun and Gülyazı guard posts at the border to Heftanin carried out a bombardment between 11:30 – 12:30 today, in which the Martyr Kendal area of the Medya Defense Zones was targeted with howitzer and mortar attacks.

It has not been reported if there were any casualties in the attacks as continued military operations by the Turkish army threaten to derail peace talks while attacks by Iran may put an end to the ceasefire between PJAK and the Iranian state.

Edited by Kurdish Question


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