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Posts Tagged ‘Rojava’

War against ISIS/Daesh: YPG reaches toward Jarablus, al-Raqqa threatened, another British fighter joins YPG (Kurdistan)

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Above: Kurdish joint forces intensify anti-ISIS operations in Syria.

On Wednesday, the Kurdish joint forces (People’s Protection Units “YPG” and the Peshmerga) pounded locations of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) in the city of Jarablus, in northern Syria. The Kurdish forces launched rockets from the village of al-Bayadiya in the countryside of the Jarablus, targeting military units of IS. Speaking to ARA News in Jarablus, media activist Ali Mahmoud reported that more than six rockets hit IS strongholds in the city center and Safa neighborhood. No casualties were reported.

Nuha Mustafa, a teacher based in Jarablus, said that the Kurdish rockets caused a state of alert among IS militants, who started to move weapons from the targeted areas to other neighborhoods in the city.

“Civilians were trying to escape, but all roads were blocked by IS militants who were preparing for confrontations with the Kurdish forces,” said Mustafa. (more…)

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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: 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: Short Video Statement From An Anarchist Guerilla Defending Kobane (Kurdistan)

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Short statement (in English) from Todd, a member of Sosyal Isyan (Social Rebellion) who are part of Birleşik Özgürlük Güçleri (United Liberation Forces) – the international anarchist & communist guerillas defending Kobane.

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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: 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: 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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