Amara Cudi Welat and Govend Zagros, Kurdish fighters of the all-female Women’s Free Units (YJA-Star), were interviewed by ANF about the ongoing conflict that they are engaged in, and which is taking place against the Turkish armed forces who in a cross-border ‘operation’ have entered Iraqi Kurdistan since 23 April.
The main military target of the operations has been the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Welat has been a member of a group monitoring the region for security. “Friends cross to the other side for action. We both monitor the environment for their safety, and record their images,” she said. “The enemy boasts so much of its technique, but we frustrate them. We act in accordance with the Bazên Zagrose action.”
So far, Welat said, Turkey has not been able to achieve its goal. “We will not let them do so as long as we have anyone standing.”
Zagros believes that their strategy is more powerful than that of the Turkish forces. “The enemy launched an operation with the intent to occupy in the areas of Zap, Avashin, Metina and Bakur. There is a unique guerrilla resistance here. Although the enemy increased their attacks and advanced towards us, history once again witnesses the guerrilla is a force for revenge,” she said.
“We will continue our actions until we liberate our leader and win a free life and a free country for our people.”