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War against ISIS/Daesh: Clashes continue in Kobane and Til Temir, Lions of Rojava fired upon from Turkey, Demo for Ivana Hoffmann (Kurdistan)

74 gang members killed in Kobanê and Til Temir

13 March – ISIS gangs continued their attacks on and around Til Temir during last night after reinforcing their units with more groups of fighters, mostly foreigners, and heavy weapons brought in from various parts of Iraq such as Raqqa, Aleppo and Hol.

YPG (People’s Defense Units) Press Centre reported in a written statement that 74 gang members were killed in clashes in Til Temir and Kobanê. 5 YPG/YPJ fighters have also lost their lives.

YPG said that ISIS gangs continued their attacks on and around Til Temir during last night after reinforcing their units with more groups of fighters, mostly foreigners, and heavy weapons brought in from various parts of Iraq such as Raqqa, Aleppo and Hol.

The statement said that Defense Units inflicted severe blows on the gangs by giving a strong response to the attacks with tanks and heavy weapons they carried out against Menacir village and surrounding areas to the west of Til Temir.

All the attacks of the gangs were repelled and 34 members of theirs were killed in clashes that lasted all day long, YPG said.

The statement said that one fighter of the Defense Units has been martyred in short-lasting clashes at various points around Til Temir last night.

40 gang members killed in Kobanê

YPG recalled that the Kobanê resistance against the occupation attempt of ISIS terrorist organization continued for the 179th day in the phase of victory.

According to the statement, clashes took place between ISIS gangs and Defense Units in southwest and southeast of Kobanê during last night.

Clashes also erupted at strategic points around the Qereqozax bridge in southwest Kobanê after the gangs launched against YPG emplacements. 33 members of the gangs were killed in clashes in this area, while 4 fighters of the Defense Units have lost their lives fighting in the repelling of the ISIS attacks.

7 other members of ISIS were killed in clashes in the area of Derfilît Hill and Mênîfê Kor hamlet to the east of Kobanê, YPG added.

Our foreign fighter from United States Joshua Bell – Berxwedan has a message for you

Today I was attacked and injured as result of fire taken from Turkey. I am fine and will be back into the fray shortly. I am posting this at the bequest of my Captain. Please share this. Let it go viral!

I have witnessed ISIS movements within the Turkish border. I have seen ISIS engaging my position with 12.7 and 14.5 mm machine gun fire. As well as mortars in the 40mm range. They were in a technical, within Turkey, in close proximity to a Turkish military position. To be honest, it was at night and it could have been the Turkish military shooting at us in Syria. I am not completely sure.

Regardless, spread this worldwide. Let the world know who and what Turkey stands for.

Biji berxwedana YPG!
Biji berxwedana YPJ!
Biji berxwedana Rojava!

Balance sheet of Til Hemis–Til Berak operation released

The operation to liberate the towns of Til Hemis-Til Berak and surrounding rural areas was launched on 21 February and successfully completed on 9 March.

YPG General Command has released the balance sheet of battle in the towns of Til Hemis-Til Berak in Cizîrê Canton of West Kurdistan, Rojava. The operation to liberate both towns and surrounding rural areas was launched on 21 February and successfully completed on 9 March.

According to the balance sheet, an area of 2,940 square kilometers, which involves 390 villages and hundreds of hamlets, has been cleansed of ISIS gangs and liberated as a result of the operation.

YPG General Command reported that a total of 245 ISIS members were killed and of these, corpses of 134 were seized during the 17-day operation. 5 other members of the gangs were captured alive.

The statement said that defense forces also seized a remarkable amount of ammunition and arms belonging to the gangs, including 1 tank, 3 panzers, 5 Hammer type armored vehicles, 7 pick-up trucks, 3 military trucks, 2 minibuses, 1 ambulance, 2 motorcycles and two vehicles loaded with TNT explosives.

Among the materials seized are also computers, phones, a mobile hospital, a truck of medicine, as well as thousands of bullets and large numbers of arms.

41 gang members killed in Kobanê and Til Hemis

YPG Press Centre said in a written statement that YPG/YPJ fighters continued their operations against ISIS-held regions in the rural areas of Kobanê on the 176th day of resistance going on in the phase of victory.

YPG said that an offensive was launched against the gang groups deployed in the Qereqozax area 30 km southwest of Kobanê last night. According to the statement, fierce clashes took place during the offensive in which the village of Ceadê and strategic hills near the Qereqozax bridge were targeted. The village and targeted strategic hills were cleansed of ISIS gangs and liberated in the wake of clashes in which 26 gang members were killed, YPG said. Arms belonging to the gangs were also seized.

YPG Press Centre reported that ISIS gangs attempted an attack against the Qil Haydê and Dicle area check point south of Kobanê. Defense Units repelled the attempted attack with a bomb-laden vehicle, destroying the vehicle with gang members inside. 10 gang members were ascertained killed in the clashes and their arms were seized, the statement added.

According to statement, YPG/YPJ fighters also liberated a village in south Til Hemis which the gangs had been using as a headquarters in their attacks. 5 members of the gangs were killed and four others were wounded, while their arms and munitions were also seized.

YPG Press Centre said Defense Units destroyed a vehicle with gangs inside in a separate attack near the village of Xizêla, adding that the number of ISIS casualties couldn’t be made clear.

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Kobanê: Liberation of Shiukh Town, 19 terrorists killed

Kobanê, March 6, 2015 – At the initial stage of victory, the resistance against the occupation attempts of Daesh (ISIS) terrorists in the city of Kobanê continued March 5 on the 172nd day.

Our forces of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) along with the Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) are continuing to conduct their military operations against the terrorist occupied locations in rural area of the city, as part of the second phase of Campaign Kobanê Liberation.

In west Kobanê, an operation to liberate the town of Shiukh (Şêxler) which was initiated yesterday, is effectively continuing. Our units last night managed to fully cleanse the villages of Shiukh (the lower one) and Nasirî from terrorist forces. After our troops advanced on the region, terrorist groups fled the cited areas and blew up the bridge over the Euphrates River.Operations on this area are ongoing.

Multiple clashes were erupted last night between our forces and terrorist groups in the areas to the east of Kobanê where the terrorist forces tried to carry out an attack near the village of Şêro. A direct confrontation was experienced in the area as our combatants were able to swiftly respond to the assault, the battle resulted in the killing of 7 terrorist elements. Along with 4 terrorists’ corpses, our units could also seize 1 PKM, 2 AK rifles, 2 ammunition carrying vests and 500 AK bullets. Similarly on the same front, our forces launched an assault against the terrorist-occupied village of Akbaş, killed 2 terrorist members.

Another terrorist attack was attempted last night on the Dijle Checkpoint in south Kobanê. Repulsing the attack, our units heavily targeted them attackers and forced them to flee the area. In the fight on this location 3 terrorist members were confirmed killed and another one was wounded. Our forces in the same region targeted a terrorist unit positioned near the hill Sîdar, confirmed the killing of 4 terrorist fighters.

During the battles in the past 24 hours around Kobanê three of our comrades who participated in the operations with confidence, fought heroically, and were martyred in action .

CIZÎRÊ, Hesekê, Til Temir – Members of the YPG/YPJ Defense Units last night carried out an assault operation against Daesh terrorists near the village of Xerîta, between Hesekê and Til Temir, Cizîrê Canton. 2 terrorist forces were confirmed killed as a result of the operation.

On the night of March 4, 2015, an operation led by our units against terrorist groups near the town of Alya destroyed a military vehicle of the terrorists, leaving 1 terrorist operative killed and another one wounded.

More than 20 Terrorist Forces Killed in Kobanê and Cizîrê

ROJAVA, Kobanê, Mar 3, 2015 – The resistance against occupation attempts of Daesh (ISIS) terrorists in the city of Kobanê that has reached the initial stage of victory,

continued Mar. 2 on day 169. Following the second phase of Campaign Kobanê Liberation, members of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) along with the Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) are determinedly continuing their operations against terrorist groups in rural area of the city.

During the past 24 hours our forces have conducted numerous military operations against terrorist-occupied points in the east and west of Kobanê. On the Eastern front, our units managed to destroy a vehicle of the terrorists and killed 5 of their forces near the village of Akbaş, in this area our forces could also seize 4 AK rifles and 1 RPG-7 rocket launcher. In another operation near the village Eydanê our troops killed 3 terrorist members while a distinct assault against the village of Gultepe killed and wounded 4 terrorist fighters.

In west Kobanê, a terrorist attack was carried out against the village of Cibil Ferec which was earlier liberated by our units. This attempt was failed once our forces swiftly responded and repulsed the assault after a minor fight. During the clashes around that area our combatants were able to kill 5 terrorist elements including an emir (commander) of the group, as well as capturing 3 AK rifles and 1 RPG-7 RL. Operation in the village of Degîrmen to the southwest of Kobanê has been successfully concluded as the objective was entirely rescued from terrorist groups.

CANTON CIZÎRÊ, Til Hemis, Til Berak – Military operations with the intention of eliminating the threat of Daesh terrorists to the Cizîrê region, initiated by People’s / Women’s Defense Units near the town Til Hemîs, are effectively enduring.

Our forces during the past 24 hours have managed to liberate the area between towns Til Hemis and Til Berak, and are advancing their operations towards the south of the region. Continuing to make further progress, our units last night confronted the terrorist groups in the village of Xizêla, more details on the battle in that front will be announced when operationally possible.

CIZÎRÊ, Til Temir – Heavy clashes between our combatants and Daesh terrorists are continuing near the town Til Temir. A terrorist unit last night attempted to infiltrate into our forces’ positions near the village Xerîta, between Til Temir and Hesekê. Our units quickly intervened, clashed with the attackers for a short time, and killed 5 terrorist fighters. Defense Units simultaneously carried out an assault against a terrorist group around the Sidiq Retail near the city of Hesekê, killed 1 terrorist member.

People’s Defense Units – 2015 Press Office

Thousands march for Ivana Hoffmann in Duisburg – Rest in peace brave warrior

The commemoration for MLKP fighter Ivana Hoffmann (Avaşin Tekoşin Güneş) who lost her life in Cizirê Canton of Rojava on 7 March has started with a demo [Saturday 14 March], participated by thousands of people in the German city of Duisburg.

The commemoration for MLKP (Marxist Leninist Communist Party) fighter Ivana Hoffmann (Avaşin Tekoşin Güneş) who lost her life as a result of ISIS attacks in Cizirê Canton of Rojava, West Kurdistan, on 7 March has started with a march participated by thousands of people in the German city of Duisburg.

PYD (Democratic Union Party) Co-president Salih Muslim, HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party) Co-president Figen Yüksekdağ as well as representatives of left-wing and democratic mass organizations in Germany and Turkey are attending the ceremony which has been organized by TJK-E and SKB.

Following the march and commemoration ceremony, Hoffmann will be laid to rest in the cemetery where soldiers of the Red Army martyred during the Second World War are buried.

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