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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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War against ISIS/Daesh: YPG release statistics showing collapse of Daesh in Rojava (Kurdistan)

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

The People’s Defence Units (YPG) have announced statistics relating to 2014, saying during 2014 nearly five thousand gang members have been killed in clashes and operations in different parts of Rojava.

The YPG’s official spokesperson Rêdûr Xelîl held a press conference at the Trade Union hall in the town of Rimêlan, at which he announced statistics relating to 2014.

Xelîl said that throughout 2014 there had been fierce clashes between YPG forces and ISIS gangs in different parts of Rojava, and that as far as they had been able to ascertain, 4,964 gang members had been killed in these clashes. 228 corpses had been taken by YPG forces, while 11 gang members were taken prisoner.

The YPG spokesperson evaluated the military situation and recent developments, saying the YPG forces had successfully come through 3 historic phases, adding:

“The first phase was the rescuing of tens of thousands of Yazidis from ISIS gangs in Sinjar and the opening of a humanitarian corridor so that 150 thousand Yazidis could reach Rojava. The second phase was the historic resistance against overwhelming odds in Kobanê that has astonished the world. The third phase was the ‘defence and cleansing’ operation we carried out from Tel Hemis and Serêkaniyê on a broad front including the town of Mebrûka and villages of Aliya.”

The YPG spokesperson stressed that the outstanding and memorable resistance of the YPG/YPJ fighters had not just aimed to protect the Kurdish people, but also the Arabs, Syriacs, Armenian, Chechens living in Rojava. He added that the resistance of the YPG/YPJ forces in 2014 had proved that they were the principal force that would smash ISIS. (more…)

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War against ISIS/Daesh: YPG/YPJ destroys two ISIS T-55 tanks with 9K115-2 Metis-M anti-tank guided missiles (Kurdistan)

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Terrorists Suffer Heavy Losses, More Areas Liberated (Kurdistan)

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Terrorists Suffer Heavy Losses, More Areas liberated

ROJAVA, Kobani – The terrorist attacks by Daesh (ISIS) mercenaries attempting to occupy Kobani continued on the 102nd day. Our forces of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) and the Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) continue to conduct operations to liberate the terrorist-occupied areas, on the other hand are leading mop-up operations in the liberated areas of the city.

In the south-east of Kobani, the operation by our units in District 48 is continuing. In south District 48, our forces last night managed to liberate another neighborhood in Mishtenur foothills.

In the meantime, in north District 48 and east Shahid Moro area, another neighborhood was also liberated from the terrorists. In these areas 21 terrorists were confirmed killed while 5 bodies of the terrorists were seized. (more…)

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Interview with American YPG Fighter Jordan Matson (Kurdistan)

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

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War against ISIS/Daesh: USA & British Valley Special Ops veterans join YPG for the battle against ISIS (Kurdistan)

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Rojava: Photo of YPJ fighters and USA & British Valley Special Ops veterans who have joined the battle against the Islamic State/Daesh.

Victory for the freedom fighters – Send the Islamic State to hell.

Lions of Rojava

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War against ISIS/Daesh: International solidarity to the fighters in Kobane (Kurdistan)

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Victory to the fighters in Kobane – Death to the fascists-mercenaries of the ISIS/Daesh.

YPG media centre

Kubani- November 25 2014.

The attacks by ISIS/Daesh to occupy Kobane continued yesterday on the 71st day. While the People’s Defense Units and Women’s Defence Units (YPG/YPJ) are continuing their operations, the scum of Daesh are now pushed on to the defensive due to this military campaign.

After suffering heavy losses over the last few days, the Daesh on the Eastern front of Kobane are now fully on the defensive. A short period of fighting was experienced last night, but the results of the clashes are not confirmed.

In South Kobane an operation was conducted by YPG/YPJ units against several occupied areas. In this action 4 positions were liberated and ISIS were forced to retreat from the area. in this battle 7 Daesh were killed, and a number of weapons were captured by Peshmerga forces (see video below).

YPG Press Release Nov. 24

YPG Press Release Nov. 23

YPG Press Release Nov. 22

YPG Press Release Nov. 21

YPG/YPJ capture weapons from ISIS/Daesh

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War against ISIS/Daesh: International solidarity to the fighters in Kobane (Kurdistan)

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Victory to the fighters in Kobane – Death to the fascists-mercenaries of the ISIS/Daesh.

YPG Media Centre

Kobanî / November 20, 2014 – The terrorist attacks by the ‘ISIS’ mercenaries to occupy Kobanî continued yesterday on the 66th day. Yet our forces of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) and the Women’s Defense Units YPJ have limited the terrorists’ attacks, and are continuing their operations. The terrorists however are constantly shelling the residential districts of the city center.

On the eastern front of Kobanî, our forces last night carried out several operations against the terrorists in the Sukul Hal area, the municipality street, and the Azadî (Freedom) square. The operations on the three locations were effectively conducted where 7 terrorists were killed.

On the southern front, our troops operated against several areas that had been occupied by the terrorists. In these operation a motorcycle was destroyed and 9 terrorists were killed.

In the last night’s tasks one of our comrades who played a major role to accomplish the operations, fought heroically and was martyred in action.

YPG Press Release Nov. 21

YPG Press Release Nov. 20

YPG Press Release Nov. 19

YPG Press Release Nov. 18

YPG Press Release Nov. 17

YPG Press Release Nov. 16

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War against ISIS/Daesh: International solidarity to the fighters in Kobane (Kurdistan)

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Victory to the fighters in Kobane – Death to the fascists-mercenaries of the ISIS/Daesh.

YPG Media Centre

YPG Press Release Nov. 3

YPG Press Release Nov. 2

YPG Press Release Nov. 1

YPG statement regarding the demos that will be held on Nov. 1st ‘World Day of Solidarity with Kobane Resistance’

YPG Press Release Oct. 31

YPG Press Release Oct. 30

Some links:

RabbleLDN: Global Day of Solidarity with Kobane

Kurdish Question: Beyond the battlefield: The Kurdish women’s radical struggle

NY Times: Article by Meysa Abdo, who is also known by the nom de guerre Narin Afrin, a commander of the resistance in Kobani

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Kobane latest – ISIS on retreat, new dangers ahead … (Kurdistan)

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

From rabbleldn:

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…)

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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…)

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War against ISIS/Daesh: October 16th Kobani battle report from YPG Media Center (Kurdistan)

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…)

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War against ISIS/Daesh: 8 Questions about the “Weapons for Rojava” Campaign (Kurdistan)

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

From InsurrectionNews:

1. Why did you decide to start a campaign to raise money for YPG?

The fascists of the so called “Islamic State” started their massacres in the middle east some month ago. Several thousand people have already been killed. Neither the central government of Iraq nor the Peshmerga, the troops of the Barzani-Clan, were
willing and able to stop them. The army of the YPD, the peoples defence militia of YPG and YPJ in cooperation with the PKK were the only ones who helped the Yezidis to escape. Right now, the IS wants to eliminate the autonomous Kurdish-ruled regions of Syria, known as Rojava. The specialty of this autonomous region is that its society is build on a system of a self-governance, equal rights for people of different beliefs, religion, nationalities and gender. It is thereby probably the most progressive force of the region. (more…)

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