Posts Tagged ‘Kurdistan’
Saturday, October 11th, 2014
Comrades in Boydê Village in Kurdistan release the following report:
It’s the 24th day of ISIS attacks on Kobanê. While people’s defending forces in all border villages are on human shield sentry for Kobanê against attacks, everyone, everywhere in the region we live, rose up so as not to let Kobanê fall.
We have been on human shield sentry for around three weeks in Boydê village west of Kobanê. In the last two days, explosions and sounds of clashes got intense in Kobanê’s outer districts and town center. During this period of intense clashes, military forces increased their attacks on human shield sentries at border villages. Soldiers of the Turkish State have been attacking with gas bombs to those who approach the border from both sides, including the village that we are in, which was attacked on Tuesday. Soldiers also used live ammunition from time to time in their attacks and wounded people.
These attacks on border villages especially mean that ISIS forces are allowed passage through the border. The Republic of Turkey’s support to ISIS is clearly visible here as it is there. Of course that’s not the only thing that is clear. We have learned that one of the ISIS leaders commanding the attack on Kobanê got killed by YPJ/YPG forces. Meanwhile clashes today are as intense as before and continued all day long. Sounds of clashes almost never stopped today. However now we know that explosions are made by YPJ/YPG forces. It’s reported that YPJ/YPG forces tactically emptied the streets of Kobanê at town center and ambushed ISIS, neutralizing them with successful tactics. (more…)
War against ISIS/Daesh: YPJ Women's Defense Units Command of Efrîn Canton – Statement regarding Kobane and martyrdom of the heroic comrade Arîn Mirkan (Kurdistan)
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
Women’s Defense Units – YPJ
Command of Efrîn Canton
Kobani is continuing to resist since twenty-four days without losing anything of its insistence, all the world was waiting for Kobani to fall within two or three days but it refused to surrender. While its defenders are making history, it has become the example of heroism known to the world. At a time that women are hostile to the terrorist organizations such as ISIS, the bullet fire by our women adds to ISIS’ fears that they may find themselves in hell instead of heaven which they are promised [jihadis killed by a woman cannot go to heaven].
What was expressed today by comrade Arîn is the spirit of sacrifice for the freedom.
For the world and foremost for the ISIS to know, we renew our pledge to be worthy of the essence of the act of our fellow comrade Arîn Mirkan. We will take revenge on this organization by developing our defensive systems and educating our women, for the ISIS organization cannot be defined by any terms and it is far from humanity.
We will avenge those women who were sold as slaves in the markets of the ISIS organization, our vengeance will not only be bullets but by the smiling faces of our women, we swear that we make a hell for the ISIS on earth, as we salute the resistance of Kobani, this is our promise to our people and our fellow comrade Arin and every single one of our comrades who were martyred heroically in Kobani.
We call on all the women and invite them to consciously join this struggle in the ranks of our units of the Women’s Defense Units (YPJ).
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Report compiled by RabbleLDN, anarchist site based in London, UK.
Kurdish groups in Europe and Turkey have stepped up protests in solidarity with their comrades on the frontline in Kurdistan.
Today a large group managed to bypass security and storm the European parliament in Brussels, occupying the main lobby. At the time of writing, riot police have moved in to block access to more protestors. (more…)
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
For more than a year, thousands of volunteer fighters have been defending the autonomous revolution of Rojava (in Northern Syria) from the Islamic State (ISIS). Since this past July the North Syrian city of Kobanê, in the central canton of the Autonomous territory of Rojava, has been under siege by ISIS. ISIS fighters, armed with modern U.S. manufactured tanks, artillery, and small arms have been held at bay by volunteer fighters affiliated with the militias of the Kurdish People’s
Protection Units (YPG) armed with dated small arms and improvised weapons.
Tens of thousands of residents of Kobanê, mostly ethnic Kurds, have been forced to flea to neighboring Turkey, made refugees in a country that has historically persecuted and oppressed them.
Hundreds of Kurdish volunteers have crossed the border from Turkey to help aid in the defense of Kobanê. Turkish soldiers and police have attacked those volunteers and observers, including international media, with teargas and batons, in attempts to seal off the border and prevent aid from reaching those struggling to hold the city against ISIS.
In response, anarchists from the Turkish anarchist organization, Revolutionary Anarchist Action (Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet, DAF) have joined the efforts to keep the border open, as well as support those struggling in Kobanê and those made refugees from the fighting. DAF members are taking part in guarding the border against ISIS movements in and out.
Funds are urgently needed to support their work, especially to aid in the efforts to provide material aid for those who have been displaced by the conflict and forced to flee to Turkey.
We, as international allies of Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet, call on all who see affinity with those struggling and suffering in and around Kobanê to help assist in these efforts. No amount is too small or too large. All funds raised will be sent directly to the DAF to be used as needed in their efforts.
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Posted in Autonomy
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
To the media and public opinion
People’s Defense Units – Media Center
October 8, 2014 – ISIS terrorist attacks aiming to occupy Kobani continue on the 23rd day, where the Syrian and Iraqi mercenary groups of the ISIS are attacking the town with heavy weapons, our troops of the People’s Defense Units and Women’s Defense Units are expressing a historical resistance against these attacks.
Fierce battle at southern / eastern fronts, direct confrontation at some points in the city continued last night until this morning, where the mercenaries were stopped from advancing. Mercenary groups are continuing to attack the center and the residential neighborhoods of the city with tanks and heavy weapons that have been stationed near the town.
The battle also continued in Botan / Megtel / Kaniya Kurdan neighborhoods and near the hill Mishtenur, where our forces carried out several operations.
The outcome of last night’s battle in Kobani :
– At three points of the eastern front, 19 and in an operation, 2 mercenaries were killed, our forces also managed to destroy an armed vehicle of the mercenaries in this front.
– At two points of the southeastern front and Mishtenur area, 13 mercenaries were killed. At the same front two attacks of the mercenaries were repelled but we cannot confirm the number of dead and wounded. Our troops targeted a vehicle carrying
ammunition for the mercenaries, resulting in 2 killed ISIS fighters and a destroyed vehicle.
– The battle on the southern front has intensified and is ongoing, last night our troops managed to inflict big losses on the mercenaries in several houses. According to what has been confirmed by our troops, 29 ISIS fighters were killed.
– At the western front our troops surrounded a group of the mercenaries who were preparing to attack and caused serious losses on them, we can confirm that 24 ISIS fighters were killed in this operation, Also at the western front our forces carried
out several operations against defensive lines of the mercenaries, ISIS forces were forced to leave their positions and flee. A DShK weapon [Soviet-designed anti-aircraft heavy machine gun] was destroyed and number of other weapons were seized in this operation.
After expressing a heroic resistance, four of our comrades were martyred in these battles.
War against ISIS/Daesh: Kubani resistance report from People's Defense Units Media Center (Kurdistan)
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
October 7, 2014 – Kobani resistance continues on its 22nd day despite the ongoing attacks by the ISIS mercenaries and heavy shelling on the city from three point, our units of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) and Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) have managed to inflict serious losses on the ISIS terrorists.
Continous battles at eastern and southern fronts, Botan and Megtel neighborhoods, near the hill Mishtenur and the Kaniya Kurdan area in southeast of the city are ongoing. This morning our units engaged in an offensive against the mercenaries in Kaniya Kurdan area and were able to defeat them, while fierce clashes and direct confrontations are continuing, ISIS mercenaries are targeting the center of the city with tanks and heavy weapons.
Our troops carried out an operation against the mercenaries sited behind the hill Mishtenur last night in southeastern Kobani, two vehicles carrying the mercenaries were destroyed in this attack, also this afternoon our forces managed to destroy a tank stationed near the hill Mishtenur.
It has been confirmed by our troops that 67 ISIS fighters were killed during the fighting that took place in the last 24 hours.
Of our comrades who defended Kobani of their free will and became an example of sacrifice, 12 of them martyred in action.
October 6, 2014 – Our troops carried out an operation against ISIS terrorists yesterday near the villages of Misteriha and Qadisiye, southeast Jaz’ah region. A military vehicle was destroyed and 8 of the mercenaries were killed, also a group of ISIS fighters who came to rescue the other group were ambushed and 4 of them were killed.
In the southwestern of Serekaniye city near the village of Dahma, our units carried out an operation targeting the movements of the mercenary groups, resulted in 4 killed ISIS fighters.
YPG: People’s Defense Units Media Center
Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan)
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
Victory for YPJ (Women’s Protection Unit) against the murderers of the ISIS/Daesh.
Monday, October 6th, 2014
325 receives and transmits the following:
Oct. 6th Communique from People’s Defense Units – Media Center
ISIS terrorist attacks aiming at the occupation of Kobani continue on the 21st day. Mercenary groups repeatedly shell the city on three sides and attempt to enter the town. Direct confrontations and heavy clashes are continuing at the eastern
and southern fronts, Megtel and Botan neighborhooods.
Mercenary groups attacked the hill Mishtenur on two sides and attempted to enter the town last night in southeast Kobani, but the advance of the mercenaries was stopped as a result of our force’s heavy repulse, where fighting continues in the mentioned areas, yet we cannot confirm the number of dead of the mercenaries.
At the western front our units repulsed terrorist attacks on three sides, managed to inflict big losses on the mercenaries and forced them to retreat, again we cannot confirm the number of dead of the attackers.
Mercenaries attempted to attack with a car bomb last night on the eastern front. Our forces were able to destroy the vehicle before reaching the defensive lines and killing two attackers.
In the morning hours mercenaries attacked Kanya Kurdan area from three sides, and clashes erupted between our units and the terrorists. According to what has been confirmed 8 mercenaries were killed as a result of these clashes which are ongoing in the area.
Meanwhile at the eastern front our units carried out an operation against terrorists, targeting their sites. Our troops managed to destroy a military vehicle of the ISIS fighters without confirming the number of dead in their ranks.
ISIS terrorist attacks that aim at the occupation of Kobani and the elimination of the Kurdish will and are continuing at the moment and has entered it’s twentieth days, the unparalleled resistance of our units will enable us to change the balance of the world.
Since yesterday morning hours the violent clashes have not stopped. Where the heaviest clashes took place at the southern and eastern front of the city, in direct confrontations, 74 ISIS mercenaries were killed according to what has been confirmed by our troops.
As a result of remarkable resistance by our units on all sides of the city, repelling the invaders attacks, 15 of our comrades are martyred in action after facing the mercenaries with all their strength.
Our troops also carried out an operation against ISIS terrorists yesterday near the villages of Misteriha and Qadisiye, southeast Jaz’ah region. A military vehicle was destroyed and 8 of the mercenaries were ambushed and 4 of them were killed.
In the southwestern of Serekaniye city near the village of Dahma, our units carried out an operation targeting the movements of the mercenary groups, resulting in 4 killed ISIS fighters.
Of our martyrs was valiant comrade Arin [Mirkan], who was able to perform a fedai action, blowing herself up and killing dozens of ISIS mercenaries to stop their advance. Such strong will and determination shown by comrade Arin will be the spirit of resistance in the hearts of all of our combatants of the People’s Defense Units and Women’s Defense Units. If needed all of our fighters will be comrade Arin and shall not allow the mercenaries to reach their wishes at whatever cost.
Source : YPG official twitter account @DefenseUnits
Sunday, October 5th, 2014
325 received this text from our comrades of Anarchist Network, an international network of Persian-speaking anarchists. Check this site. Death to Daesh/ISIS.
As you know, war and conflict on the Kanton boundaries of Kurdistan, West of Kubani, from September 2014 has started.
This situation is worrying us a lot. The main purpose of writing this report is to change observation of this tragic dangerous situation in which our “Dear Kurdish People” and “Our Comrades” are facing day and night, into a direct participation and into actions which could lead to an international support in helping defenseless Kurdish women, men and children.
We can work together to assist Kurds in Kubani which can show “the power of our will” and “our conscience” towards people in need.
This can be through any kind of actions, gathering together in different cities, countries, nationally and internationally.
To achieve this aim, we would like to ask all “Anarchist Groups and Organisations” around the world for an “International Day of Support and Solidarity with Kurdish People”.
Please, please, let’s put our differences aside and work together to rescue a “Nation Who Are So Defenseless, Fleeing Their Home” and running with empty hands and barefeet and hungry and thirsty in the desert and mountains to arrive somewhere safe, but thousands of them, among them many children, have already died of starvation on their way to nowhere.
The shocking story is this: Those innocents who can arrive in some countries like Turkey, not only will be not protected, but are being brutally attacked by the fascist military of the Turkish government. This is something inhuman.
How can we stay silent and do NOTHING??? We are human, aren’t we?
Kubani is our heart and our heart’s beat should not fall.
The fall of Kubani is the fall of us all, against religious fascist forces like Daesh / ISIS, etc.
Please let us know of any actions in support, it does not matter which action you choose, as long as it is a progressive one which can awaken the people of the world…
۲۲/ ۰۹/ ۲۰۱۴
Black Block of Iran and the Anarchist Network – Solidarity Statement in support of all Kurdish people and their struggle for freedom
Monday, September 8th, 2014
We, as a part of Farsi speaking anarchists, strongly convey our solidarity with you and express our extreme anger towards the injustice happening to your children, women and men for the profit of Capital, the occupiers, war criminals and all those of the rule of tyranny.
We anarchists, believe the rights of Kurds and Palestinians are so integral to each other that they should be recognised as one.
Imperialists in all shapes and forms, hand in hand with the Islamic regime of Iran, are ruining the life of innocent people of this planet on regional levels and on a global scale.
Western rulers on one hand are declaring they are fighting against Islamization, on the other hand, instead of providing Muslim residents with free and universal education, are building more and more mosques that do not free them from ignorance.
Let us expose these dirty tricks of Western rulers from every layer of Western society, including among Western leftists.
Ignorance of these leftists distracts the world from the real catastrophe, truths and all the other terrifying things happening in the Middle East, and has turned the majority of activists into dysfunctional forces in Europe, US, Canada, Australia and other countries.
Worse still, the activism of the left has turned into a work “against” Middle Eastern people, who end up recruiting for a supernumerary army of Hamas, Lebanese Hezbollah and the criminal Islamic regime of Iran, in mass rallies organised by bloody mosques in Europe and elsewhere under the name of supporting the Palestinian cause. (more…)