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Posts Tagged ‘Iraq’

War against ISIS/Daesh: More than 14 terrorist forces killed around Kobanê (Kurdistan)

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

ROJAVA, Kobanê, Feb 18, 2015 – The resistance against the occupation attempts of Daesh (ISIS) terrorists in Kobanê, which has reached the initial stage of victory, continued Feb. 17 on day 156.

As part of the second phase of Campaign Kobanê Liberation, members of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) along with the Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) are persistently continuing their operations around the city of Kobanê. Rapidly advancing in the rural area of the city, our forces continue to carry out constant operations against the terrorist-occupied villages and points there.

Our units last night launched an operation against 6 terrorist-occupied villages in west Kobanê.

The villages of Bîreloz, Sêv Elî, Derbenov, Derbazina Mezin, Derbazina Navîn and Derbazina Horan were effectively liberated from terrorist forces through quick task processes. And in this way, our units have managed to reach and retake their positions of the time prior to the terrorist attacks since 15th September 2014. (more…)

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

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

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. (more…)

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Anti Fascist Action Stockholm: Travel Report From Rojava (Kurdistan)

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Via Bc9AcE:

When we write this it is a little over a week since the Kobanê Canton’s defense forces, YPG and YPJ, declared victory in Kobanê.

The victory means a lot for the Kurds. The city’s resistance has become a symbol in the resistance against ISIS, whom the Kurds call Daesh. Daesh is an abbreviation of ISIS but is similar to the Arabic ”daes” which means to trample or crush. It is used in this context derogatorily of ISIS and removes ISIS’ right to name themselves. The fascists of ISIS have banned the word in the areas they control and they take it so seriously that those that use it are threatened with having their tongues cut out.

Many have asked themselves how the Kurds have been able to beat back Daesh. The fight against Daesh has been undertaken with substandard military equipment. Many quickly point out that YPG/YPJ have had assistance from an international coalition that has been performing airstrikes against Daesh. That is in itself not a reasonable explanation to how the victory was achieved in Kobanê as the bombing did not live up to the expectations. When the bombing began in October many thought the victory was close but it took another near four months before victory could be declared. The answer for the question how the Kurds could beat Daesh in Kobanê must be sought elsewhere. (more…)

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Operation Kobanê Liberation continues to advance, reports of YPG units entering Daesh stronghold Raqqa (Kurdistan, Syria)

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Latest: YPG Enters Raqqa

16 Feb 2015 – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has reported that People’s Protection Units (YPG) forces have captured a hill inside the administrative boundaries of Raqqa, which is controlled by ISIS gangs.

One of the most reliable sources on the Syrian conflict, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has reported that YPG forces have seized Baghdak Hill in the province of al-Raqqa and Jareqli Hill in the southwest of the city. The YPG is being supported by the brigade of al-Raqqa rebels and the battalions of Shams al- Shamal in the Kobane countryside.

The most intensive clashes since the liberation of Kobane on 26 January have taken place according to the human rights organisation, resulting in the death of 35 ISIS gang members and 4 YPG fighters.

These details were also corroborated by the statement from the YPG Press Centre. The statement also claimed that 18 ISIS members were captured alive. (more…)

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Poster in solidarity with armed groups Sosyal İsyan & Birleşik Özgürlük Güçleri – Social Revolt & United Liberation Forces (Kurdistan)

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Yaşasın enternasyonal güçlerimiz! Yaşasın Rojava savunmamız! Yaşasın Sosyal İsyan! Yaşasın Birleşik Özgürlük Güçleri!

Long live our international power! Long live our defense of Rojava!
Long live Social Revolt! Long live the United Liberation Forces!

https://www.facebook.com/sosyalisyan

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Islamic-fascists fleeing the battlefield – YPG/YPJ campaign continues in force (Kurdistan)

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Further advances in the countryside of Kobanê

Kobanê,– The continuing defense against terrorist attacks of Daesh (ISIS) continued Jan 30 in Kobanê, on the 138th day of resistance. Following the Campaign to Liberate Kobanê, our forces of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) and Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) are consistent in their movements in the countryside of Kobanê.

After liberation of Kobanê city on Jan 26, our units speedily targeted the terrorist groups positioned in villages around Kobanê. Our forces continue to make progress in the rural area of the city where several villages were liberated from terrorist forces last night on the southern and western front. In the operations conducted yesterday, the villages of Shikeft, Dolê, Siftek, (and three small villages) were entirely liberated from terrorist forces. A large number of terrorist members were killed during these operations but initial reports could not confirm any specific number, 2 AK-47 rifles were seized in this region.

In the morning hours of today, Jan 31, our units of the YPG/YPJ carried out an operation in the village of Îdiq, 7 kilometers south Kobanê on the road to Aleppo. In this village our forces led a swift military operation, targeted terrorist groups, and were able to inflict severe blows to terrorist forces. Heavy clashes between our units and terrorist affiliates are currently ongoing in the mentioned village, 11 members of terrorist forces have been confirmed killed to this moment. (more…)

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Three villages liberated, operations continue in two others (Kurdistan)

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

KOBANÊ 31.01.2015 13:30:13

The Kobanê resistance continues on its 138th day with operations launched by YPG/YPJ forces to cleanse the villages of ISIS gangs following the liberation of the city centre.

Issuing a statement on the ongoing operations, the YPG Press Office said the villages of Siftek, Shikeft and Dolê 10 km to the west of the town were liberated last night while operations in Îdiq and Tel Hajib villages on the Aleppo road were continuing. YPG said the numbers of gang casualties last night could not be ascertained. (more…)

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Tens of thousands flock to Kobanê border for celebration; YPG Commander warns that the threat to the city is not over (Kurdistan)

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Tens of thousands flock to Kobanê border for celebration

URFA 27.01.2015 14:00:14

Thousands of people from cities across North Kurdistan and Turkey are continuing to reach Mehser village at Suruç-Kobanê border where a celebration event is being organised following the victory of resistance in Kobanê.

People in the village, which has been covered in traditional Kurdish colours, red, green and yellow, and with flags and posters, have started the celebration singing and performing the traditional Kurdish folk dance halay.

Thousands have been gathering since early morning at the point directly opposite the Kaniya Kurda area of Kobanê for the celebration event that started at noon.

The celebration event has taken the form of a large rally. ‘The liberation of Kurdistan will come through the struggle of guerrillas’ reads the main poster in the rally area which is covered with posters of the Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan and Arin Mirkan, Paramaz Kızılbaş and Kader Ortakaya who were martyred in Kobanê. (more…)

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Defeat in Kobanê is the beginning of the end for ISIS (Kurdistan)

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Never forgetting the fallen warriors who fell in battle fighting for freedom, we celebrate this victory over the forces of militant Islam and their geo-political backers. Rid the world of their influence – Continue the struggle against ISIS/Daesh – Wipe them out.

ROJAVA The city of Kobanê in Rojava (West Kurdistan) was today (Jan 26) completely liberated from Daesh (ISIS) terrorists.

For 134 days our forces have expressed a heroic resistance against Daesh terrorism, and did not let the hopes of our people and all the humanity to fail. Our forces fulfilled the promise of victory, this success is a victory for the Rojava Revolution, a victory for a democratic Syria, a victory for humanity, and a victory for freedom against Daesh barbarism and brutality.

For 134 days, our fighters of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) / Women’s Defense Units (YPJ), men and women of Kurdistan, lovers of freedom from four parts of Kurdistan and other countries, came to a heavy battle, and conducted a great resistance against Daesh’s terrorism. Many of our combatants, young men and women, were martyred during this resistance, but at the end it was the pure spirit of them which prevailed. The People’s Defense Units once again proved that no one could ever conquest the Rojava Revolution, it proved again that it is the authentic force to defend the Kurdish people and other peoples of this region.

The battle for Kobanê was not only a fight between the YPG and Daesh. It was a battle between humanity and barbarity, a battle between freedom and tyranny, it was a battle between all human values and the enemies of humanity. It was the truth, the spirit of freedom, it was the free will of the people and the will of humanity that ultimately succeeded in Kobanê. (more…)

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War against ISIS/Daesh: YPG-YPJ control 70% of Kobane and have liberated the strategic point of Mishtenur Hill (Kurdistan)

Monday, January 19th, 2015

For the Press and Public Opinion
People’s Defense Units (YPG) – Media Center

The Liberation of Mishtenur Hill

Kobanî, Jan 19, 2015 – The resistance against vicious attacks of Daesh (ISIS) terrorists who were attempting to occupy Kobanî, continued on the 126th day.

Our forces last night initiated a major campaign against terrorist forces in Kobanî and controlled over 70% of the city. In these course of operations severe and strategic losses were inflicted on terrorist groups.

Our forces of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) along with the Women’s Defense Units YPJ who had earlier secured 70% of Kobanî from terrorist forces, last night conducted a major operation to liberate the Hill Mishtenur. In this campaign backed by the International Coalition’s air support, heavy fighting broke out between our forces and terrorist elements. After a direct confrontation, our units managed to liberate the Mishtenur Hill. Despite all the attempts made by terrorists to stop the advance, our units progressed effectively, and took the full control of the strategic hill in southeast Kobanî. In this operation which lasted until the morning hours, more than 40 members of terrorist forces were killed, no casualties were suffered by our units during this campaign. (more…)

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Interviews with YPG/YPJ fighters from liberated areas of Kobane (Kurdistan)

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Published on Jan 1, 2015- Ronahi TV reporter Perwer Muhammed Ali reports from the liberated areas in Kobane. The YPG,YPJ forces discovered ISIS tunnels in the newly liberated areas. Free Rojava!

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War against ISIS/Daesh: 2014 end of year report from YPG General Command + Latest news from the defence of Kobane (Kurdistan)

Friday, January 2nd, 2015



YPG/YPJ eliminate 24 ISIS/Daesh fanatics on New Year’s Day

KOBANI – The terrorist group of ISIS which had planned to occupy Kobani within a week has failed because of the heroic resistance of YPG/YPJ fighters.

This is 108th days of barbaric attacks by ISIS on Kobani, where YPG/YPJ are gaining more ground and eliminating terrorists.

Our forces managed to liberate “Maktaba Resh” and “water tank” areas south of 48 street when it carried out operations against the terrorist groups of Daesh led to killing 24 terrorists, seizing 5 bodies beside an amount of weapons and ammunition.

During these clashes three of our fighters martyred after a heroic resistance.

YPG Media Centre

01.01.2015


7 terrorists killed on 31st December by YPG/YPJ

KOBANI– The historic resistance against the terrorist attacks of Daesh (ISIS) terror organization in Kobani continued on the 107th day. Conducting non-stop operations, our forces of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) and the Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) are advancing inside the city.

An assault operation was conducted against numerous terrorist-occupied areas in Maktaba Resh area inside the city. After heavy clashes, our forces were able to liberate the southern and eastern sides of this region from terrorists. In the battle on this area 6 members of Daesh terrorist forces were confirmed killed.

Our forces also managed to seize a number of the terrorists’ weapons and ammunition in Maktaba Resh area after search and mop-up operation, the weapons captured on this area are: 7 AK-47 rifles, 2300 bullets for AK-47, 30 AK-47 magazines, 2 RPG-7 rocket launchers, and 7 vz. 24 plus a filming device.

In the north-east of Kobani, our forces led an operation against the terrorist groups. During the assault on Kaniya Kurda neighborhood a minor battle was experienced where 1 terrorist was confirmed killed.

YPG Media Centre

Dec. 31, 2014


Report 2014: Greatest resistance expressed by The YPG/YPJ Defense Units against Daesh (ISIS) terrorists

In 2014 we have witnessed terrorist attacks by the terror organization of Daesh (ISIS) against people and the forces who would stand in the face of their barbaric mentality.

Women, children, and the elderly were not salvaged from their brutality. Along with Daesh terrorism, the earlier attacks by the Free Syrian Army, several Islamic battalion, and the forces affiliated to the Syrian Regime were in order to light the fire of war in the cities that normal life was ongoing, against the civilians. Not just inside the Syrian borders, the terrorist forces of Daesh (ISIS) faced towards Iraq and started a war with the Iraqi army and Peshmerga forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government, in an attempt to instill fear in people’s hearts, and controlled several strategic areas.

On the 10th of June 2014, Daesh terrorists could occupy the city of Mosul in Iraq and seize large numbers of weapons and military equipment, adding to their military supplies that already were controlled in Syria from the Syrian Regime and the Free Syrian Army. While taking control of some of Syria and Iraq’s oil and gas fields, the terrorist group tried to enlarge its controlled territory from North of Aleppo up to Hasakah outskirts, north of Mosul to Takrit and up near Baghdad. (more…)

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War against ISIS/Daesh: YPG Commander – “We are welcoming 2015 with victory steps against the ISIS gangs in Kobanî and entire Rojava” (Kurdistan)

Friday, January 2nd, 2015



Above footage is the latest combat scenes of YPG/YPJ fighters and Lions of Rojava attacking the low-life murdering fanatics of ISIS/Daesh.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014 13:16

NEWS DESK – Cemil Mazlum, one of the YPG Kobanî Commanders, evaluated the resistance mounted against the ISIS attacks in Kobanî and Rojava during 2014, its outcomes and their expectations for 2015 for ANF [Kurdish media].

The YPG Kobanî Commander stressed that in the present situation the ISIS gangs have suffered a defeat in the face of the YPG/YPJ resistance, adding: “We are welcoming 2015 with victory steps against the ISIS gangs in Kobanî and entire Rojava.”

Recalling that the ISIS attacks on Rojava revolution have continued all year long, Commander Cemil Mazlum said that the gangs launched their most expansive attacks on Kobanî early September when -he added- Kobanî responded to the attacks with a spirit of self-sacrifice and the philosophy of leader Apo, referring to Kurdish people’s leader Abdullah Öcalan. “Kobanî has been the beginning of the end for the ISIS”, he said.

‘Rojava revolution opened the way for the peoples’

“Before evaluating the struggle of the YPG/YPJ in 2014, we firstly salute our people who laboured for the resistance throughout the year and bow respectfully before the memory of the martyrs”, said Commander Mazlum who also stressed that the year 2014 was of great importance for Kurdistan and the peoples of the Middle East.

Mazlum remarked that the Kurdish people also had an active role in the so-named ‘Arab spring’ that began early 2011, and that they as the Kurdish people had made their preparations in advance in order to change the wave of change and transformation in the Middle East into a struggle set to assure a revolutionary and democratic future for the peoples.

Noting that the Rojava revolution as part of this struggle has opened the way for a democratic future of the Kurds and the peoples of Syria and the Middle East, the YPG Commander underlined that Kurds with the Rojava revolution have been the only people to actualize a project for the liberation of the peoples.

‘Rojava revolution was intensely attacked in 2014’

The YPG Commander also pointed out that after the system in Rojava fell into place towards the year 2014, dominant and reactionary powers also realized the fact that the Rojava revolution could set an example to all the peoples in the Middle East. (more…)

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War against ISIS/Daesh: 90% of Kobane cleared of Daesh scum (Kurdistan)

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

According to latest reports from Kobane, Kurdish armed forces made up of YPG, YPJ and peshmerga forces have cleared 90% of Kobane from ISIS gangs.

The cleansing operations begun a few days ago by the armed forces protecting Kobane are continuing on the 103rd day of the resistance as ISIS gangs are pushed back and out of Kobane on all fronts. Statements released by the YPG have concurred that the ISIS gangs have been crippled in Kobane and are struggling to fight back.

There have also been reports that the ISIS has killed up to a hundred of its own fighters who refused to fight any longer and that they are throwing their dead into mass graves in Kobane. Many ISIS members are also fleeing Kobane through Turkey according to reports.

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War against ISIS/Daesh: YPG release statistics showing collapse of Daesh in Rojava (Kurdistan)

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

The People’s Defence Units (YPG) have announced statistics relating to 2014, saying during 2014 nearly five thousand gang members have been killed in clashes and operations in different parts of Rojava.

The YPG’s official spokesperson Rêdûr Xelîl held a press conference at the Trade Union hall in the town of Rimêlan, at which he announced statistics relating to 2014.

Xelîl said that throughout 2014 there had been fierce clashes between YPG forces and ISIS gangs in different parts of Rojava, and that as far as they had been able to ascertain, 4,964 gang members had been killed in these clashes. 228 corpses had been taken by YPG forces, while 11 gang members were taken prisoner.

The YPG spokesperson evaluated the military situation and recent developments, saying the YPG forces had successfully come through 3 historic phases, adding:

“The first phase was the rescuing of tens of thousands of Yazidis from ISIS gangs in Sinjar and the opening of a humanitarian corridor so that 150 thousand Yazidis could reach Rojava. The second phase was the historic resistance against overwhelming odds in Kobanê that has astonished the world. The third phase was the ‘defence and cleansing’ operation we carried out from Tel Hemis and Serêkaniyê on a broad front including the town of Mebrûka and villages of Aliya.”

The YPG spokesperson stressed that the outstanding and memorable resistance of the YPG/YPJ fighters had not just aimed to protect the Kurdish people, but also the Arabs, Syriacs, Armenian, Chechens living in Rojava. He added that the resistance of the YPG/YPJ forces in 2014 had proved that they were the principal force that would smash ISIS. (more…)

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