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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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War against ISIS/Daesh: YPG/YPJ destroys two ISIS T-55 tanks with 9K115-2 Metis-M anti-tank guided missiles (Kurdistan)

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Terrorists Suffer Heavy Losses, More Areas Liberated (Kurdistan)

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Terrorists Suffer Heavy Losses, More Areas liberated

ROJAVA, Kobani – The terrorist attacks by Daesh (ISIS) mercenaries attempting to occupy Kobani continued on the 102nd day. Our forces of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) and the Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) continue to conduct operations to liberate the terrorist-occupied areas, on the other hand are leading mop-up operations in the liberated areas of the city.

In the south-east of Kobani, the operation by our units in District 48 is continuing. In south District 48, our forces last night managed to liberate another neighborhood in Mishtenur foothills.

In the meantime, in north District 48 and east Shahid Moro area, another neighborhood was also liberated from the terrorists. In these areas 21 terrorists were confirmed killed while 5 bodies of the terrorists were seized. (more…)

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Latest reports from YPG Media Centre (Kurdistan)

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Above vid: ANF – 24 December ongoing battle in Sinjar.

Above vid: ANF – 23 December ongoing battle in Sinjar.

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

ROJAVA, KOBANI – The brutal attacks by terrorists of ISIS group are ongoing on the resistant Kobani city for the 99th day consecutively.

Meanwhile, our fighters of People’s Defense Units (YPG) and Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) are heroically defending the city and expelling the terrorists of ISIS group.

Wide mop-up operation was carried out yesterday by our fighters on the eastern south of the city around the culture centre recently liberated by our heroes. Another military operation was launched in that area where the number of terrorists dead was not confirmed,as one of our fighters was seriously injured and in spite of all medical bids to save his life, he was martyred.

Elsewhere, yesterday, on the northern front of Tel Hamis town, clashes erupted near Qassib village between YPG/YPJ fighters and the terrorists of ISIS continued till this morning. Four of our fighters courageously repelled the terrorists and martyred in the battle field. (more…)

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Interview with American YPG Fighter Dean Parker (Kurdistan)

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

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War against ISIS/Daesh: USA & British Valley Special Ops veterans join YPG for the battle against ISIS (Kurdistan)

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Rojava: Photo of YPJ fighters and USA & British Valley Special Ops veterans who have joined the battle against the Islamic State/Daesh.

Victory for the freedom fighters – Send the Islamic State to hell.

Lions of Rojava

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War against ISIS/Daesh: YPG Media Center reports from the frontlines of the fight for the city of Kobane (Kurdistan)

Friday, December 12th, 2014


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

KOBANI, Rojava| December 12, 2014LINK

KOBANI, Rojava | December 11, 2014 – The attacks by the ISIS terrorists aiming the occupation of Kobani continued on the 87th day. Yet our forces are pushing the terrorists back inside the city while the operations outside the town are ongoing.

On the south-eastern front of Kobani, the terrorist groups last night attempted to launch an attack near the Cultural Center. Our forces intervened in this attempt and managed to inflict severe blows to the terrorists. In this region 7 terrorists were killed where the other attackers were only able to collect their casualties and flee the location.

In south-west Kobani, our forces carried out an operation against the terrorist groups in the Rahbe area. The operation resulted in the killing of 2 terrorists. Another operation was also conducted by our troops against the terrorist groups on the Aleppo road, 2 terrorists were killed in this operation. (more…)

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Long live the Lions of Rojava (Kurdistan)

Friday, November 28th, 2014



JOIN People’s Defense Units / YPG in Rojava, Syria, SEND TERRORISTS TO HELL and SAVE HUMANITY.

Victory to the Lions of Rojava, the YPG/YPJ and the people of Kurdistan. It is better to live one day as a lion than a thousand days as a sheep. For freedom and liberation.

Luck is female and cares for the daring – Solidarity to the foreign fighters side-by-side with the brothers and sisters of the YPG/YPJ – against the Islamic extremist-fanatics.

Death to ISIS/Daesh

Contact Lions of Rojava:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Lions-Of-Rojava/290140627860127

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War against ISIS/Daesh: International solidarity to the fighters in Kobane (Kurdistan)

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Victory to the fighters in Kobane – Death to the fascists-mercenaries of the ISIS/Daesh.

YPG Media Centre

Kobanî / November 20, 2014 – The terrorist attacks by the ‘ISIS’ mercenaries to occupy Kobanî continued yesterday on the 66th day. Yet our forces of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) and the Women’s Defense Units YPJ have limited the terrorists’ attacks, and are continuing their operations. The terrorists however are constantly shelling the residential districts of the city center.

On the eastern front of Kobanî, our forces last night carried out several operations against the terrorists in the Sukul Hal area, the municipality street, and the Azadî (Freedom) square. The operations on the three locations were effectively conducted where 7 terrorists were killed.

On the southern front, our troops operated against several areas that had been occupied by the terrorists. In these operation a motorcycle was destroyed and 9 terrorists were killed.

In the last night’s tasks one of our comrades who played a major role to accomplish the operations, fought heroically and was martyred in action.

YPG Press Release Nov. 21

YPG Press Release Nov. 20

YPG Press Release Nov. 19

YPG Press Release Nov. 18

YPG Press Release Nov. 17

YPG Press Release Nov. 16

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War against ISIS/Daesh: International solidarity to the fighters in Kobane (Kurdistan)

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Victory to the fighters in Kobane – Death to the fascists-mercenaries of the ISIS/Daesh.

YPG Media Centre

YPG Press Release Nov. 3

YPG Press Release Nov. 2

YPG Press Release Nov. 1

YPG statement regarding the demos that will be held on Nov. 1st ‘World Day of Solidarity with Kobane Resistance’

YPG Press Release Oct. 31

YPG Press Release Oct. 30

Some links:

RabbleLDN: Global Day of Solidarity with Kobane

Kurdish Question: Beyond the battlefield: The Kurdish women’s radical struggle

NY Times: Article by Meysa Abdo, who is also known by the nom de guerre Narin Afrin, a commander of the resistance in Kobani

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Kobane latest – ISIS on retreat, new dangers ahead … (Kurdistan)

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

From rabbleldn:

In the last days there has been a shift in fortunes for the Kurdish defence units holding out in Kobane. Although heavy clashes continue, ISIS are being pushed back into the fringes of the town. The peoples protection units (YPG) have fought alone, for 35 days now, surrounded by ISIS (Da’esh) fascists with the latest weapons, blockaded by Turkey, with US air strikes only serving to funnel more fascist troops towards them.

Last week it looked like what everyone had feared was about to come to pass, as ISIS flags were raised towards the centre of the town. It looks, at least for now, as if the tide has been turned. This is the work of the defence groups of autonomous Rojava, fighting alone, fighting for their lives and their freedom.

In the last two days, there has also been a shift in the politics of US and Turkey. Yesterday (19 October) the US forces for the first time made air drops of small arms, ammunition, and medical supplies to the YPG (peoples defence units) in central Kobane. Then today (20 October) an announcement was reported from the Turkish state that it would allow US-backed Iraqi Kurdish fighters in to reinforce the town. (more…)

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Interview With Mehmûd Berxwedan, YPG Commander – ISIS Has Lost In Kobanê (Kurdistan)

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Mehmûd Berxwedan – a member of the General Command of the YPG – has spoken with journalist Ersin Çaksu in a new interview for Özgür Gündem. Berxwedan told Çaksu that all those who said that Kobanê ‘had fallen’ or ‘will fall’ had themselves be defeated, and that if a corridor is opened to the city ISIS will be entirely cleared from the area. Below is the full interview translated into English.

-We would like to thank you for taking some time for us in this very busy period. In the first place I want to ask why Kobanê is so important for ISIS. Why did it attack it with such force?

In our earlier interview we spent a lot of time around the question of why Kobanê was being targeted. The 19th of July Rojava Revolution began in Kobanê. Kobanê became a symbol of resistance and freedom. Kobanê also became an expression of the will of the Kurdish people in Rojava. The revolution began in Kobanê and spread to the rest of Rojava. For this reason Kobanê upset the plans of both certain international powers and certain regional powers who did want the Kurds to express their own will. From that day until now they have expended much effort in breaking and destroying that will. However they did reach their goal of a siege. They have been targeting Kobanê in particular for over a year and a half. So why Kobanê? Because Kobanê has no connection to the other regions. It has no physical connections to either the Cizîrê or Efrîn [cantons]. It is a region surrounded by the [ISIS] gangs. They thought that they could destroy Kobanê by surrounding it. The attacks that have developed for over a year and half were carried out toward this end. However they thought that they could break the will of Kobanê and make it fall very quickly. But they didn’t reach their goal. (more…)

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War against ISIS/Daesh: October 16th Kobani battle report from YPG Media Center (Kurdistan)

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Kobani – ISIS terrorist attacks aiming to occupy Kobani which were started on September 15th are on the 31st day. Yesterday on October 15 during the day and night, ISIS mercenaries attempted to attack from the Eastern and Southern fronts of the city, but they faced our troops’ response. In several operations our forces were able to retake some positions which were occupied earlier by the mercenaries.

Yesterday evening on the Eastern front mercenaries started their attacks and continued to this morning. On several positions of this front direct confrontations took place where their attacks were defeated. A number of weapons and ammunition of the ISIS were captured and 16 ISIS fighters were killed as a result of our forces’ operation. (more…)

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War against ISIS/Daesh: 14th October Statement from YPJ General Command (Kurdistan)

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

From YPG Media Centre:

Kobane resistance entered its second month led by People’s Defense Units (YPG) and Women’s Defense Units (YPJ). We congratulate our great people all over the world, who are fighting back against terrorists in honor and respect for our immortal martyrs, as we renew our pledge to keep struggling till a decisive victory.

Dear people of Kurdistan;

Through resistance we have proved to the whole world that the free Kurdish personality and the liberated woman which is based on the free life philosophy, is not going to abandon its land and dignity whatever the cost.

On this occasion, we assure all women, our people and humanity that we Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) are going to fight back on behalf of all women and spare no efforts in order to defeat woman’s enemy as represented by ISIS terrorists.

At the same time, we will retaliate for Shenga’s women and all those who were captured and slaughtered by ISIS thugs. (more…)

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Kobane: Interview with Meysa Ebdo, YPJ commander (Kurdistan)

Monday, October 13th, 2014

The following piece is translation of a new interview with Meysa Ebdo, a YPG/YPJ commander in Kobanê, in which she speaks about the course of the battle and its larger significance for the relations between Kurds and Turkey. It was conducted by Sedat Sur for ANF and carried by Özgür Gündem.

-The attacks of the ISIS gangs on Kobanê are entering their 24th day and fighting is now taking place in the city itself. Can you share a little about the current conditions inside Kobanê?

The attacks against us have been going on for around a year and a half. ISIS is now using all means at its disposal to attack us. Our people, together with the YPG/YPJ, have faced these attacks with a great spirit of resistance. We have lost martyrs in every village and on every hill. However our goal is protect our people and our land. The latest attacks began along five fronts at once. ISIS has gathered forces from around both Iraq and Syria and is attacking us savagely using its heaviest ground weapons against us. Our resistance has entered its 24th day and their goal and dream is to make Kobanê surrender. However, we as the YPG/YPJ and the Kurdish people have shown ourselves as a great example of resistance. The gangs have also suffered many blows and setbacks in Şengal (Sinjar), Maxmur and in the Cizirê Canton. This time they have once again directed their attacks against Kobanê which has been under embargo for a year and a half. They had dreams of entering into Kobanê for Eid. They said they would perform their Eid prayers in Kobanê however the sacrificial spirit and resistance of YPG fighters and the honorable stance exhibited by our people spoiled the dreams of ISIS. (more…)

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