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War against ISIS/Daesh: YPJ Commander Azime Deniz – "We are ready to unite the 3 cantons of Rojava" (Kurdistan)

YPJ Commander Azime Deniz who talked about the second wave of operations said victory in Kobanê was close and that they would soon give the good news of the liberation of the entire lands of the Kobanê Canton.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Kobanê/kadri özkan/rojda korkmaz

YPG/YPJ (People’s/Women’s Defense Units) fighters launched a second wave of operations to liberate the villages of Kobanê on 27 January, one day after the town centre was cleansed of ISIS gangs as a result of 134-day historic resistance to the attacks of ISIS gangs that first started on 15 September. A number of villages on the western, eastern and southern fronts of Kobanê have been liberated so far as part of the ongoing operations, as YPG/YPJ continue forcing the ISIS gangs to withdraw with heavy losses.

YPJ Commander Azime Deniz who talked about the second wave of operations said victory in Kobanê was close and that they would soon give the good news of the liberation of the entire lands of the Kobanê Canton.

‘Gangs fleeing to the Turkish border’

Deniz recalled that they have seized strategic points that could pose a danger over the city, and the surrounding villages in the first days of the second operation which was started soon after the liberation of Kobanê town centre thanks to the self-sacrificing spirit of the fighters.

Remarking that successful operations are continuing on all three fronts of Kobanê, with hand-to-hand fighting taking place in some areas, Deniz said they have waved their flag in all the areas where they conducted operations.

The YPJ Commander pointed out that they gave the ISIS gangs no opportunity for further attacks, adding: “Gang groups in many areas have started to flee after their attack was broken as a result of effective operations. From time to time we observed them heading to the Turkish border. We have given them no opportunity to launch an attack during the recent operations going on in the west, east and south. They carried out attacks with an aim to deter our operation but YPG/YPJ fighters broke all these attacks every time.”

‘We took no single step backward’

Recalling that the ISIS gangs have been in passive defence position, and laying mines in the villages where YPG/YPJ are conducting operations, Deniz continued: “They are positioning snipers in some villages. They are exercising all their power in the areas they hold but cannot hold on in the face of the tactics and strategy we are pursuing. The ISIS gangs are not leaving the battle field by clashing with us, they are just turning their back and fleeing, which indicates the fact that they are not withdrawing but being forced to flee after their attacks are broken. We have taken no single step backward at Kobanê town centre and the areas where we have succeeded as part of the second wave of operations. We have rather reinforced our emplacements in the places we have regained.”

‘Victory is close’

YPJ Commander Azime Deniz underlined that they will be continuing the second wave of operations ceaselessly until ISIS is driven out of every single inch of Kobanê, noting that they are currently in an active defense and assault position. She said victory in Kobanê is close, adding: “The gangs will not be able to resist to our determination and will. We are close to have control over the whole territory of Kobanê. We will soon give the good news of the liberation of the entire lands of the Kobanê Canton.”

‘We will be there wherever there exists a threat against the Kurdish people and territory’

Deniz said they will be ready to fight against all the threats targeting the Kurdish people and territory once the second wave of operations ends, adding: “We will be there to defend our people and territory wherever there exists a threat against them, in Girê Spî (Tal Abyad), Minbic, Jarablus or anywhere else. With great strength and morale, we are also ready to unite the three cantons of Rojava.”

YPJ Commander greeted all those who provided support to the Kobanê resistance and personally taken part in the resistance, adding that the victory will be of Kobanê and the three cantons of Rojava.

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URGENT APPEAL FOR HELP & SOLIDARITY

Baby formula and milk run out in Suruç

Stocks of baby formula and milk, the basic daily needs of thousands of babies from Kobanê, have run out in Suruç.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Suruç

Stocks of baby formula and milk, the basic daily needs of thousands of babies from Kobanê, have run out in Suruç. It has been reported by volunteers working in aid delivery in Suruç that the supplies of baby formula and milk have run out despite the continuing campaign: “Buy one more bottle of milk and packet of formula for babies of Kobanê when you buy it for your child”. The volunteers called on everyone to be aware of the issue and to contribute to the campaign.

Of 190 thousands refugees from Kobanê, who had to flee to Suruç following the attacks of ISIS, 40% are children, while most of the remaining 60% are women. The basic daily needs of children and women are among the most urgently required items in the town. Despite the fact the campaign for baby food and milk continues, stocks are about to run out. Thousands of children and women staying in the tent cities of Kader Ortakaya, Arin Mirxan, Suphi Nejat Ağırnaslı, Kobanê, Rojava and Şehit Gelhat await assistance.

Volunteers in Suruç announced that there is an urgent need for baby food, diapers and sanitary pads, and called on everyone to contribute to the ongoing aid campaign. A volunteer in Suruç, Aslı Saraç, also a member of the Ankara branch of the Human Rights Association, said the need for aid continues in Suruç after the victory in Kobanê.

Saraç said there is a specific need for baby formula of number 1, 2, 3 and 4, as they have run out of stocks, pointing to the urgency of the situation. Saraç drew attention to the fact that there are thousands of children staying in the villages and neighbourhoods as well as in the tent cities, adding that the number of children increases each day as there is currently migration from other towns to Suruç. Saraç stressed that the most urgently needed items on a daily basis are baby formula and milk, adding that diapers and breakfast foods are also among the urgent needs.


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