The European Parliament is today hosting a Conference for International Mobilisation for Rebuilding Kobanê. The conference has drawn great attention and is attended by parliamentarians and representatives of the NGOs from different countries across Europe. The European Union has offered support for the rebuilding of Kobanê through the representative it sent to the conference which has started in the European Parliament this morning.
The conference under the title “International Mobilisation for Rebuilding Kobanê” has started at the European Parliament with a video message of the President of the Parliament Martin Schultz. The conference is attended by the representatives of all the political groups in the parliament, who offered support to the conference and the rebuilding process of Kobanê. Read more
Fighters of the YPG/YPJ (People’s/Women’s Defense Units) told ANF about the most recent savage massacre committed by militants of the so-called Islamic State against the civilians in Kobanê town of West Kurdistan, Rojava.
Nubihar Y?lmaz Qami?lo, Ronas Cemal and Baz Kobanê, who took part in the operation to cleanse the town of gang members for three days, summarized their stance with the following words; “The determination shared by everyone in the town was to not to sleep or eat until no single gang member was left in the town. We had one single purpose; to make Kobanê a graveyard for the gangs.” Read more
Issued statements in recent days and threats from some officials in the Turkish government, and evacuated crowds of the Turkish armed forces were seen near the Syrian-Turkish border.
Hereby, We would like to clarify some points for the masses of our people and the international public opinion.
- We as a part of a political movement in the Democratic Self-rule Administration of Rojava, and always strive to respect the International law, Including agreements on International borders. Furthermore, we strive to establish a good-neighborly relations with our neighboring countries.
For the Media and Public Opinion: KOBANI, Rojava – In the small hours of June 25, 2015, a group of terrorists consisted of 80-100 striker elements penetrated into northern part of the city of Kobane with the aim of completing a brutal massacre against civilian population, including elderly, women and children.
This group of terrorists had crossed into Kobani region from the Sarrin area (southern Kobani) through secret routes and in distinct vehicles – reaching a joint point in a vacant land. There, the terrorists were able to disguise in uniforms used by the Free Syrian Army and pass Asayish (Security Forces) checkpoints using FSA flags; ultimately infiltrating into the city of Kobani. Read more
YPG/YPJ forces fully cleansed Kobanê of ISIS gangs after an operation launched following the massacre in the town perpetrated by gang groups on June 25. The operation of YPG/YPJ forces now continues in villages to the south of Kobanê.
YPG/YPJ and Asayish forces have been carrying out operations against ISIS gang members who had infiltrated into the town. Gang members were encircled in Mektel and Martyr Moro neighbourhoods as well as the Mi?tenur Hospital for two days. The gang members in Mi?tenur Hospital exploded themselves as they did not have any opportunity to escape anymore after the YPG/YPJ forces’ operation this morning. The resistance forces then extended their operation to Martyr Moro and Mektel neighbourhoods and cleansed the whole area of the gangs by 12:00 this noon. Read more
Rojava Institution of Martyrs’ Families announced that the number of those killed in yesterday’s attack by ISIS in Kobanê rose to 152.
The statement said that 26 of the victims were killed in the village of Berxbotan south of Kobanê, and 126 in the city center. According to the Institution, 180 others were wounded in the attack, while the figure of the casualties could be higher.
It has been discovered that the ISIS gangs who launched this morning’s attacks on Kobanê from Mür?it P?nar border gate and Kaniya Kurda were dressed in Turkish miltary uniforms and shaved themselves in order to pass as soldiers.
According to the information obtained by the ANF reporter in Kobanê, the ISIS gang members who launched the attack on the town were dressed in Turkish military uniforms and shaved their beards in order to pass as soldiers.
10 soldiers died and 20 civilians including women and children got injured during the three bomb attacks in Hesekê yesterday evening. A vehicle with explosives blasted near the Hesekê Children’s Hospital in Ne?wa ?erqî neighborhood yesterday around 18:50. Hospital officials reported that 13 civilians including women and children were wounded during the attack.
Soon after the bombing near the hospital, 4 suicide bombers attacked the Hecana Military Center in Haf?z Esad Junction and killed 10 regime soldiers. 7 soldiers were wounded during the suicide attack. Lastly, a truck with explosives blasted near the Asayi? Center in Til Hacer neighborhood. 1 civilian was killed and 5 civilians were wounded during the attack. Sinalgo Soda factory collapsed and many buildings were damaged due to the explosion.
Starting from the eastern part of the Nusaybin – Qam??lo border, Turkish state is digging trenches on the Rojava border. The trenches are 3 meters deep and the Turkish army has dug for 150 meters so far.
Arab, Turkmen and Kurdish families that had crossed over to Turkey during the liberation of Girê Spi continue to return to the town. Sentimental moments occur as families cross through Akçakale Border Gate.
Some of the returning families are those who were exiled by Al Nusra or ISIS. Asayish officials register the returning residents and nearly 50 people whose identities have not yet been confirmed were taken to the Asayi? Headquarters. Read more