Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Attacks on Kurds continue. ISIS forcibly displace Syrian Kurdish civilians from their homes in the town of Tal Abyad.
Nelson Mandela’s Message for Kurds (September 6, 1997):
“I am a part of the Kurdish struggle. I am one of you.”
UN to fly aid supplies to Syria from Iraq: Up to 12 flights will carry food and winter supplies to Syria’s mostly Kurdish north-east as cold weather sets in
The United Nations‘ first relief airlift to Syria from Iraq will deliver food and winter supplies to the mostly Kurdish north-east this week with the permission of both governments, the UNHCR refugee agency has said. Read more
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Syrian authorities detain wife of non-violent political activist. Damascus: Syrian security services detained yesterday Yara Fares. she is married to Maher Tahan, the detained activist in the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria (NCB). Maher was detained on 20/9/2012, with the prominent Syrian political opposition figure Abdelaziz al-Khayer, by the Airforce Intelligence checkpoint by the Damascus International Airport: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=280826692025676&set=pb.121855461256134.-2207520000.1386596999.&type=3&theater Read more
BEIRUT – Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have killed at least five children during fighting for the town of Nabak north of the capital Damascus, activists said on Sunday.
Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have killed at least five children during fighting for the town of Nabak north of the capital Damascus, activists said on Sunday. Read more
News Center -published a BBC news report on the involvement of Turkey in sending jihadists to Syria, the report revealed that jihadists are using homes in southern Turkey as centers for entering Syria and fighting with al-Qaeda.
Turkish houses are turned to centers to receive jihadists coming from different countries, where they remain for several days until they enter Syrian lands. These houses are managed by supervisors. Read more
Police have brutally attacked thousands of people who joined the funeral of Reshit Ishbilir (35) and Veysel Ishbilir (34) who were shot dead by Turkish police during a demo in Gever, Hakkari’s Yüksekova district yesterday.
The police crackdown came after two Kurdish civilians were laid to rest and people left the cemetery following the speech of BDP co-chair Selahattin Demirta?.
Clashes broke out outside the cemetery as youths responded to the police who used tear gas, pressure water and rubber bullets against the mass.
A demonstrator, Mustafa Topçu (31), was seriously wounded after he was hit on the head with a hard object. He was rushed to Yüksekova state hospital by the people around, and was later transferred to Van for treatment, suffering a critical injury on the head. Read more
Firat News: Muslim: We will not allow for a second Lausanne
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Final death toll for Thursday 5/12/2013: More than 100 people killed. The dead: 27 civilians, 22 rebels, 7 unidentified rebels, 9 non-Syrian ISIS, 11 NDF, 24 regular soldiers, 1 defected officer.
By province: Reef Dimashq (10 civilians*, 8 rebels). Aleppo (4 civilians, 6 rebels). Idlib (4 civilians*, 5 rebels). Homs (2 civilians, 2 rebels). Hama (4 civilians***). Damascus (1 rebel****, 2 civilians). Deir Ezzour (1 civilian).
* 6 civilians were killed by the regime bombardment on al-Nabek. 2 men tortured to death by security services. The rebels were killed by clashes in Qalamoun and Eastern Ghouta.
** 4 men from Jisr al-Shughour and the village of Ghaniya were tortured to death in the cells of the security services.
*** 4 civilians, including 2 children and an 19 year old woman, were killed by regime forces bombardment on the village of Kafarhud, Reef Hama.
**** A rebel commander was assassinated by unknown gunmen in the Yarmouk camp. 2 civilians were killed by regime shelling of the Yarmouk camp and Qadam neighbourhood.
Nelson Mandela will remain with us and among us.
Today, humanity has lost the most important symbol of a century. Nelson Mandela is no longer among us; this majestic rock of resistance, freedom and equality between people and against racism and discrimination. Mandela leaving us has left behind the biggest lessons in ethics, values ??and principles and struggle in the world that transformed significant and noble words into merely goods on the market. Read more
Firat News: Gangs Abduct Dozens of Civilians in Kobani ANF – Kobani 04.12.2013
According to the latest reports armed groups affiliated to the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), which is close to Al Qaeda, and other armed groups are attacking and looting houses belonging to Kurds in Minbic and surrounding villages. Armed gangs have also set up a road block on the road between Kobanê and Jarablus, abducting many Kurdish civilians from vehicles. Read more