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Kurdish rebels "mow down" Turkish soldiers- Multiple attacks with 13 dead for Ankara- Use of banned explosives & chemical gases

Turkey carried out air strikes in rebel-held areas in southern Kurdistan (Northern Iraq) and continued to commit war crimes in rebel-held areas beyond its borders. Turkish state warplanes bombed a village on the Ezekê-Til Temir road. Three people were injured in the attack.

According to the HPG Press Center's statement on Wednesday, YJA Star (Free Women's Troops) and HPG (People's Defense Forces) continue to resist the invading Turkish forces in the rebel-held Medya defense zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq).

The HPG reported that the Turkish occupation army attacked the Medya Defense Zones seven times during the night of October 3, adding that rebel forces suffered no casualties from the shelling.

In addition, the HPG reported further war crimes committed by the Turkish army. According to the statement, since Monday, banned explosives were used twice and chemical gases were used ten times, while rebel positions were bombed twenty times by drones loaded with explosives.

According to a statement issued by the HPG Press Center on Tuesday, the Turkish army launched a wave of airstrikes on rebel areas after the October 1 Ankara massacre. The rebels have suffered no casualties from the strikes.

"The Turkish colonialist state aiming at genocide suffered a heavy blow with the great action of our comrades Rojhat and Erdal, sacrificial fighters of the Immortal Brigade, and carried out massive airstrikes on the Medya defense zones. Our forces suffered no losses due to the aerial bombardments. The enemy was unable to achieve any results. By using banned explosives four times and bombing combat positions twenty times with drones loaded with explosives, the enemy committed another war crime," the HPG statement said.

On the other hand, the rebels carried out various actions against the Turkish invasion forces in Zapp, Metina and Xakurke districts in recent days. As a result, 13 Turkish soldiers were killed and six others were wounded, while three enemy positions were destroyed.

Regarding the details of the insurgents' actions, the HPG provided the following information:

In the Girê Amêdîyê resistance area, YJA Star rebels damaged two Turkish occupation forces positions in three heavy weapons actions on 3 October. On the same day, a drone was shot down and the operator of an A4 weapon was killed by a rebel sniper. Two other soldiers were wounded in targeted attacks yesterday afternoon and last night.

In the Sîda resistance area, the Turkish army continues to try to demolish rebel positions with heavy construction equipment. On 2 October morning, an excavator was fired upon and hit by a heavy weapon.

One soldier was killed and another wounded as Turkish troops in the Girê Çarçel resistance area were hit with four heavy weapons on 1 October. In addition, a military tent was destroyed and a surveillance camera installed by the army was damaged. On 2 October, a soldier was killed in a sniper attack in the area. On the same day, rebels carried out a heavy weapons operation in the Girê Ortê resistance area.

Regarding the Turkish military's use of prohibited weapons, the HPG reported that chemical gases were used seven times against rebel positions in Girê Ortê on 2 October. The rebels intervened with assault rifles and forced Turkish troops to partially retreat for the time being. On 3 October, the army used banned explosives twice and on 4 October, three gas bombs were dropped three times from drones on rebel positions.

In Girê Cûdî and Girê Amêdîyê, the HPG recorded a total of twenty attacks on rebel positions by drones loaded with explosives on Tuesday.

Airstrikes on 3 October targeted Girê Reşîd, Kanîsarkê and Girê Zengil in Gare, the western Zap district and Enzê district in Qandil. In addition, artillery attacks were carried out in the Zap and Metîna districts.

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