HPG: Three PKK fighters killed by Turkish chemical attacks in Tal Ahmar

HPG: Three PKK fighters killed by Turkish chemical attacks in Tal Ahmar

Shafaq News/ Three fighters of the People Protection Units (HPG), the military wing of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), were killed in a chemical attack waged by the Turkish army on Tal Ahmar (Avashin) in the Kurdistan Region, HPG media center reported on Friday.

A press release by HPG's media center said that Turkey deployed "toxic gas" after it failed to advance Tal Ahmar, killing three fighters.

The statement of the anti-Ankara party condemned the use of banned mass destruction warfare.

More than 800 villages have been evacuated because of the armed clashes in the border territories of Kurdistan, the Regional Government's Coordinator for International Advocacy, Dindar Zebari, said earlier this week, Wednesday.

Zebari said that 165 airstrikes and 274 shells landed inside more than 26 villages in the governorates of al-Sulaymaniyah, Duhok, and Erbil, in addition to six land offensives.

"These attacks jeopardize the lives of the people of the Kurdistan Region, damage the agricultural lands of the farmers, destroy properties, houses, and buildings, and raze the forests," he said.

Scores were killed or injured, Zebari continued, "and more than 800 villages were evacuated because of the ongoing conflict between the Kurdistan Workers Party and the Turkish army."

KRG coordinator for International advocacy called on Iran and Turkey to end the state of tension at the borders of the Kurdistan Region and "take into consideration the situation of the locals who are forced live in distress with the continuous aerial and artillery bombardment and live in distress on many occasions."

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