Posts Tagged ‘Kubani’
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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…)
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
Armed militants appeared on the streets of Diyarbakır, Southeastern Turkey tonight (20/10/2014) in a demonstration of combative solidarity with Kobane and in complete defiance of the fascist Turkish government.
The comrades expressed their anger by setting up burning barricades, throwing many molotovs and firing shots in the air. Messages of support for Kobane and denouncing the fascist Turkish state were broadcast via megaphone so all the people could hear. The comrades escaped into the night avoiding capture by Turkish security forces, all in all, a successful display of militant solidarity from deep within the Turkish state that gave hope to many Turkish people living under AKP tyranny and reminds Kobane & whole world that not all Turkish people support the barbaric actions of the criminal Erdogan regime!
Kobane Solidarity Front UK
Tags: Anti-Fascist, Burning Barricades, Demo, Diyarbakır, International Solidarity, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Kubani, Kurdistan, Molotovs, Rojava, Solidarity Action, Turkey
Posted in Direct Action
Sunday, October 19th, 2014
Please note, this operation is now called #Op4Kobane, not #OpKobane anymore.
Once again the comrades from Kurdish hacking collective ColdHackers have gone into action and attacked the online presence of the murderous and cowardly Turkish regime in solidarity with their YPG / YPJ brothers & sisters who are fighting for Rojava and the total liberation of Kobane.
In this latest co-ordinated wave of precision cyber attacks code-named #Op4Kobane, 6 Turkish regime-linked websites were skilfully defaced and 4 Turkish regime-linked Facebook accounts were completely hacked and at the time of this report were still in complete rebel control displaying YPG / YPJ solidarity messages and images.
On the 6 websites, a message was broadcast in Kurdish, English, French & Turkish languages. The message is as follows :
“MASSACRE IN ROJAVA WILL BE BROUGHT TO THE ACCOUNT. We will call a stop to bloodthirsty massacre of Kurdish people in Rojava. We will defy and will not remit to those who commits and supports this merciless massacre. We will take revenge on those uncivilized who slaughter the children and civilian population. O
barbarians we will breathe down your neck both in cyber and in real media, You and your brutal supporters will account for this horrible massacre. Our folk, for their freedom and liberty will fight for the last drop of their blood. Hooray freedom, Hooray Kurdistan, Hooray hero APO! Hacked By ColdHackers (KurdishHackers)!”.
For more info on the websites & FB accounts attacked & image proofs, please visit @ColdHackers on Twitter.
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…)
Tags: Ersin Çaksu, Insurrection, Iraq, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Kubani, Kurdistan, Mehmûd Berxwedan, Özgür Gündem, People's Defence Units (Y.P.G.), Rojava, Syria, Turkey, War, Women's Defense Units (YPJ)
Posted in Autonomy
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…)
War against ISIS/Daesh: #OpKobane : 12 Turkish State-linked Websites Defaced By ColdHackers (Kurdistan)
Friday, October 17th, 2014
16/10/2014 : Comrades from the Kurdish hacking collective ColdHackers have hijacked & defaced 12 websites linked to the fascist Turkish state.
The news was announced via their Twitter account with the simple message : “Calakiyen Me ji bo Kobane” (our Action For Kobane).
The 12 websites were all defaced with images of the Rojava Revolution, solidarity messages to the heroic Resistance of Kobane & “Freedom For Ocalan” (imprisoned Kurdish Resistance figure Abdullah Öcalan). For more information & links to the sites (as well as mirrors in case they are taken down by
authorities later), please visit ColdHackers Twitter account : @ColdHackers.
Kobane Will Not Fall! Smash ISIS!
Smash The Turkish State!
Long Live The Rojava Revolution!!
Thursday, October 16th, 2014
Hardly anything is as depressing as news of the last days about the siege of Kobane in Northern Syria. Kobane is the capital of the self-managed canton Rojava – an example for an alternative development of peace and social equality in a region experienced the complete opposite at the moment.
For this development, a change in the orientation of PKK seems to be important, which has a strong backing in the region. The imprisoned Abdullah Öcalan has absorbed US-anarchist Murray Bookchin, for example. Activists report that this political reorientation influences movements in Rojava. (more…)
Thursday, October 16th, 2014
Around 4000 PKK (Kurdistan Worker’s Party) and PAJK (Kurdistan Women’s Liberation Party) prisoners in 92 Turkish jails have started hunger strike in protest against the AKP government’s collaboration with the ISIS in face of the ongoing attacks of ISIS gangs on the Kurdish town of Kobanê in West Kurdistan, Rojava.
The indefinite and irreversible hunger strike launched by PAJK inmates in Gebze on 9 October has been joined by thousands of others in 92 jails as of 15 October.
Issuing a statement at the weekend on behalf of the prisoners, Deniz Kaya had said that; “As PAJK and PKK prisoners, we declare our solidarity with the YPG and YPJ fighters, and announce we are launching a hunger strike to condemn the AKP-ISIS
collaboration, the AKP police’s hostile attitude to our people’s uprising, and will continue this action as long as the threat of genocide hangs over Kobanê, as long as the AKP-ISIS collaboration continues and until the AKP government opens an aid corridor to Rojava. If our demands are not met, we will radicalise our action.”
Kaya also called on the Kurdish people to step up their solidarity with the heroic resistance in Kobanê and to expose the AKP-ISIS collaboration.
(Website / blog coming soon)
Tags: Hunger Strike, International Solidarity, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Kubani, Kurdistan, PAJK (Kurdistan Women’s Liberation Party), PKK (Kurdish People's Party), Solidarity Action, Turkey, War
Posted in Prison Struggle
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…)
War against ISIS/Daesh: 13th October report of the battle for Kobane from YPG Media Center (Kurdistan)
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
The unyielding resistance of Kobane continues for the 28th day as our strongmen and great people are fighting back against terrorists and writing heroic epics.
Terrorists affiliated to ISIS have raged attacks from three directions of Kobane city by all means; tanks, artillery and armored vehicles, however they could not advance after fierce clashes took place. Meanwhile ISIS thugs, this morning, attacked from the eastern front and border region, whereas they were repelled by YPG/YPJ fighters after severe clashes.
On the southern and southwestern front of Kobane city, ISIS terrorists carried out offensives against our units where violent clashes took place at close distance, as a result heavy losses were inflicted among them. At least 53 terrorists were killed, many others were wounded, a lot of ammunition including 21 AK 47 rifles, 2 pistols were seized by our units and many heavy weaponry and armored vehicles were destroyed.
As well, on the eastern front clashes have continued against the mercenaries, yesterday night until early morning, when they attempted to attack Kaniya Kurda area using a car-bomb which was targeted by our fighters and was destroyed. At the same time, a suicide attacker was killed and clashes erupted leading to 15 terrorists dead and a BKC machine gun, RPG launcher and 7 ISIS’s corpses seized by our forces and the battle continues. (more…)
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…)
Monday, October 13th, 2014
via rabble ldn:
Yesterday (Saturday 11 October) over 10,000 Kurds were demonstrating in Parliament Square and Whitehall in solidarity with the fighters defending Kobane.
The demo was very largely Kurdish. Lots of green and yellow flags of Rojava (the revolutionary Western Kurdistan area under attack by ISIS), and banners of PKK leader Ocalan. People of all ages, lots of very energetic North London Kurdish kids, alongside grandparents. Chants in Kurdish and English included: ‘We are YPG, YPG is us’, ‘We are Kobane, Kobane is us’, ‘ISIS terrorists’, and ‘Wake up UK’. Along with the Kurds there was just a scattering of Turkish and English leftists. Clearly a big challenge for the Kurdish solidarity movement in London is to get more support from outside the North London Kurdish community. (more…)
Monday, October 13th, 2014
via YPG/YPJ Media Centre:
– A number of weapons belonging to the ISIS fighters were seized by our units of the YPJ in Kobane October 13.
– 12 October 2014 / KOBANE_Offensives raged by terrorists affiliated to ISIS are ongoing for the 27th day, meanwhile our fighters are striking them fiercely.
Terrorists are flooding in from Tel Abyad and Jarablus areas bringing more heavy weaponry and ammunition that aims to takeover Kobane city, nevertheless our heroes are fighting back with high spirits despite of the lesser capabilities that they have.
Terrorists have intensified their offensives on the eastern front of Kobane city, clashes have continued yesterday until the night, in which 17 mercenaries were killed.
Elsewhere near Mishtenur hill southern east of Kobane, mercenaries carried out an attack along with a random intensive shelling but our fighters were able to repulse them and halted their advance, at least 11 terrorists were killed. (more…)
Monday, October 13th, 2014
Death to the murderers-torturers of ISIS/Daesh – Against all Islamic extremism and terror – International solidarity to all the fighters in the battle against tyranny and oppression. Photos from cryptome.org:
Monday, October 13th, 2014
IS (Islamic State) is attacking Kobane city in Rojava (it means West Kurdistan in Kurdish) as everybody knows. But what I want to explain is, why there is this organization called Islamic State, and how it was founded. So maybe everything can become more clear.
We can say the history of ISIS begins with Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, who organized the strongest resistance against the USA and coalition troops in Iraq. Actually he is from Jordan, city called Zarqa, so he took this name “Zarqawi”.
In Jordan he was in an Salafist and Jihadist organization and he was imprisoned with his comrades because of this. Why doesn’t the Jordanian state want a Salafi-Jihadist organization? (more…)
Tags: Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda, Insurrection, Iraq, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Jordan, Kubani, Kurdistan, PKK (Kurdish People's Party), Riots, Rojava, Syria, War
Posted in Anti-Fascist