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Posts Tagged ‘Kurdistan’

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: Anarchist and ecological guerrillas involved in the rebuilding and defence of Rojava and Kobane (Kurdistan)

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

An anarchist group active in Istanbul called Social Rebellion gave their statement of solidarity with the Rojava revolution, and they went to the region to support Kobani in the reconstruction stage acting with the United Liberation Forces “Birleşik Özgürlük Güçleri” (BOG), and with green anarchists, ecologists and communists from various countries they have declared that they acted as one front.

In short interviews the comrades called for the support of anarchist revolutionaries and their contributions to be included, to the extent that they came from the hand of all the different colours of anarchist activists themselves. In addition, Social Rebellion in Kobani and Rojava announced that they will continue hereafter in the ecological guerrilla struggle.

Spanish warrior Şerwani reads a collective statement about the internationalist struggle and solidarity as an expression of the revolution:

We have established ties in the Kobani resistance, to gain victory and then continue to pursue our activities in enlarging Kobani. The United Liberation Forces have began working for the construction of communal life in Kobani, as well as defending the revolution. … Libertarian, ecologist, anti-capitalist, all the forces of their colors, bringing us together while preserving each their own self-organization in their own language, and fight against the capitalist system that is hostile to nature. Solidarity is essential and decisive in Kobani, to this end and to be in a persistent struggle to take part in the rebellion, we mobilize all our strength, we decided to go forward.


Organize! Armed! Revolution!

-Sosyal Savas

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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: Great resistance of our units in Kobane – Latest reports (Kurdistan)

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Great resistance of our units in Kobanî

Kobanî – The attacks by Daesh (ISIS) terrorists attempting the occupation of Kobanî continued on the 123rd day. The terrorists are continuing their attacks with new reinforcements and weapons. With a great determination, our forces of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) along with the Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) are conducting their defense against terrorist attacks.

Yesterday evening, Jan. 15, terrorist groups carried out an attack on the Eastern front with a VBIED [Vehicle-Borne-Improvised-Explosive-Device]. After blasting the car-bomb, the terrorists attempted numerous attacks on several positions. Intense and direct confrontations were experienced in the area.

The terrorist groups today attempted to attack on all the three fronts of Kobanî. On the Southern front, the terrorists used another VBIED and a suicide operative to carry out their attack. Heavy clashes erupted on the 48 Road and near the Sukul Hal, the fight is strongly continuing. (more…)

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Arab fighter in Kobanê – YPG defends the fraternity of peoples (Kurdistan)

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

SEDAT SUR – KOBANÊ 14.01.2015 11:00:11

Arab YPG fighter Şevger Himo said that the ranks of the YPG were a place where young people from all over the world who wanted democracy could meet.

Himo, an Arab from the Cizîrê Canton, who spoke to ANF said he joined the YPG 3 years ago, and three months ago came to Kobanê oh his own volition to join the resistance. Four of Himo’s brothers are also involved in various institutions in Rojava.

The egalitarian nature of the revolution

Şevger Himo said he had lived in Qamişlo (Qamishli) for a long time and become acquainted with the Kurdish Freedom Movement through his elder brother, but “our loyalty to and belief in the Kurdish movement really developed after the revolution in Rojava.”

With the gun given him by his father

Şevger Himo said he had received his call up papers from the regime, adding: “I didn’t want to do military service for the regime, I preferred to join the YPG, which is defending the Rojava revolution. My family supported this decision, as the revolution represents the unity of peoples. When I joined the YPG it had limited capabilities and my father gave me his own AK47.” (more…)

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Women’s resistance in Kobanê is breaking taboos (Kurdistan)

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Women’s resistance in Kobanê is breaking taboos

MEHMET ZEKİ ÇİÇEK/ÇAĞDAŞ KAPLAN* – KOBANÊ 13.01.2015 13:30:13

The historic resistance of the people of Kobanê under the leadership of the YPG/YPJ to ISIS attacks is now in its 121st day. Women fighting in the ranks of the YPJ has caught the attention of the world. Hiva Huso is one of these women.

Hiva Huso, who sent her 8 children and husband to Suruç after the ISIS attacks on Kobanê, has joined the public security forces and is not leaving the town. Hiva Huso said: “Every mother loves her children, but a person’s love for their land and their freedom is an even stronger emotion,” epitomising the women’s struggle in Kobanê.

First in Aleppo, now in Kobanê

Hiva Huso (40) has 8 children, the oldest 19, the youngest 5. When the regime began its attacks on Aleppo, she moved her family to Kobanê, then returned to Aleppo to continue her role in the public security forces set up by the people which is responsible for the security of the Kurdish neighbourhood. Huso was then sent to Kobanê by her colleagues so that she would not be far from her children. (more…)

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War against ISIS/Daesh: YPJ Commander – We promise the women of the world that we will succeed (Kurdistan)

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

SEDAT SUR – KOBANÊ 12.01.2015 10:30:10

One of the YPJ Kobanê commanders, Gülistan Kobanê, assessed the ISIS attacks on the canton which began on 15 September 2014, saying: “The YPJ’s slogan against these attacks is: ‘Even if only the YPJ is left, Kobanê will not fall.’ In nearly 4 months the YPJ has fulfilled this slogan.”

She added that Kobanê had not fallen and that the YPJ had prevented the ISIS gangs advancing in all areas. “The YPJ has demonstrated that neither ISIS nor any other force will succeed against the Kurdish people when the YPJ is present,” she said.

Kobanê recalled that the YPJ had been founded to combat the dominant male mentality, and had inflicted significant blows on ISIS. “The resistance displayed by the YPJ against the savage ISIS gangs has created hope amongst women everywhere,” she added.

YPJ Commander added that the YPJ had protected women’s honour and identity, saying: “Men used to lack confidence in women, but this has been changed by our resistance. Women have fought heroically in the front line against ISIS and the male fighters who’ve seen this have great respect for the YPJ.”

Kobanê said that they never believed that Kobanê would fall. Fighters like Dicle, Delila, Hevi, Nuda and Arîn Mîrkan refused to let the enemy pass and sacrificed their lives heroically. These comrades became a symbol of freedom for Kurdish women and women all over the world.”

‘The perception created by ISIS has been smashed’

Kobanê said the YPJ had become feared by the ISIS gangs, adding: “Neither ISIS nor the cold weather can stop us. The operation to liberate Kobanê will continue and Kobanê will be free.” She concluded by saying: “Our resistance and struggle will continue. We promise the women of the world on behalf of our fallen comrades that we will succeed.”

Lions of Rojava

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Police attacking Kobane refugee camps with water cannons, militarised police and army (Turkey)

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Tent city in Suruç raided by troops every week

8 January 2015 News, North-Kurdistan, Rojava

Police attacks vigil tents in Ceylanpınar
The 6th tent city opened for refugees from Kobanê in Suruç is being raided once a week by Turkish troops in armoured vehicles. Fidan Kanlıbaş, who works at the camp, said the Turkish authorities were trying to create an atmosphere of fear.

The sixth tent city being established in Suruç for refugees from Kobanê is being obstructed by the authorities. The camp, in the village of Külünçe, consists of 1,200 tents and has a capacity of 8,000, but the Turkish authorities are refusing to give permission for the camp, which has been set up by the Suruç municipality, and want the refugees to go to the state-run AFAD camp. (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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