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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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Die Maoistische Kommunistische Partei-MKP bekennt sich zu beabsichtigtem bewaffneten Angriff auf Yıldırım (Türkei)

Monday, February 16th, 2015

The reactionary-fascist Turkish Presidential Adviser and former Transport Minister, İlhami Yıldırım, was the target of an armed attack. Popular Fighters Group of the Maoist Communist Party has taken responsibility and will issue a full communique soon. Yıldırım’s driver was shot several times and his weapons were seized. Yıldırım escaped the vehicle. Long live the new internationalist armed struggle.

(übers. aus dem Türkischen)

Die MKP (Maoistische Kommunistische Partei) bekennt sich zu beabsichtigtem bewaffneten Angriff auf Yıldırım. (14. Februar 2015)

Die Maoistische Kommunistische Partei hat sich zur in Çekmeköy, İstanbul stattgefundenen Aktion gegen den Leiter der örtlichen Rotmond Niederlassung [pendant zum westlichen Rotkreuz Anm.d.Ü.] İlhami Yıldırım bekannt.

Die MKP hat in Zusammenhang mit der Aktion gegen İlhami Yıldırım und seinen Chauffeur ein Bekennerschreiben veröffentlicht. Bei dieser Aktion, während derer die Waffe Hemmungen zeigte, wie bekanntgemacht wurde, wurde der Chauffeur İlhami Yıldırıms verletzt. (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: 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: 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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Istanbul: Anarchists torn down the fences of animal concentration camp (Turkey)

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Kısırkaya Animal Camp built in Kısırkaya village of Sarıyer, for street animals what means being exiled from streets, being genocided was protested by animal animal rights supporters and animal liberation defenders. With no doubt Kısırkaya Camp is also a part of the destruction project of Northern Forests.

The anger and the reaction, collected by the ongoing propaganda and information campaign, resulted hundreds of people gather in front of the Camp.

After the press speech, anarchists and animal liberation activists who defends the idea of giving reaction and expressing feeling directly destroyed the gate and the fences of the camp. Even the gendarmes were ready with sticks and gas bombs no contact was happened. Some stencils and writing on the walls also done. People who had some doubts in the beginning about destroying the fences then also joined the action.

Also some fences and the back entrance of the camps were also smashed down while leaving from the area.

Also some demos were held in Ankara and İzmir.

Find more info here:

http://sosyalsavas.org/2015/02/istanbul-anarchists-torn-down-the-fences-of-animal-concentration-camp/

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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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Kadıkoy, Istanbul: Anarchist solidarity with imprisoned anarchists in Spanish Prisons (Turkey)

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Last night, in Kadıköy, anarchist groups called ‘Anarchist Front’ and ‘Shadowlesses’, took an action in support of imprisoned anarchists after ‘Operation Pandora’. With black flags and masks, anarchists started to march to a much used street, attacked ATM’s, bank windows and some capitalist shops like Adidas and chanted for solidarity with anarchists prisoners in Spain and all around the world.

During the march, anarchists took down dustbins to blockade roads and attacked some ATM’s and multinational capitalist shops. Also, they spoke out about the situation of imprisoned anarchists in Spain prisons. And they chanted: “İnsurrection, Destruction, Anarchy, Long Live Statelessness of People, Freedom for Anarchist Prisoners”.

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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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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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