Wednesday 22 October 2014

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2014 Oct 22Turkey helping an injured ISIS fighter, which is the right thing to do for a person needing medical attention…. but they have left injured Kurdish fighters dying on the border.

Firat News: YPG: Attacks by ISIS gangs repulsed

Attacks by ISIS gangs aiming to occupy the Kobanê town of West Kurdistan, Rojava, are continuing on the 37th day.

Releasing a statement about the ongoing attacks and clashes, YPG Press Centre reported that gangs have launched new attacks from all fronts all day and night long yesterday after bringing in reinforcements to Kobanê from surrounding areas. Gangs are also continuing to launch mortar and howitzer attacks on the town centre.

The statement said YPG/YPJ (People’s/Women’s Protection Units) repulsed all the attacks thanks to the determined resistance they are putting up against gangs.

YPG Press Centre stated that gangs launched uninterrupted attacks at the eastern front yesterday, carrying out their offensives from 6 various points in Kaniya Kurda region. The statement said YPG/YPJ forces harshly responded to the attacks and repulsed them, killing at least 26 gang members and damaging a vehicle of theirs.

Gangs were also forced to retreat from the Municipality Street area, which is also located at the same front, following violent clashes during which 7 gang members were killed, and the corpse and arms of one among them seized by YPG fighters.

ISIS gangs also launched large-scale assaults at the southern front where all their attacks were repelled, 3 members of theirs were killed and many others wounded in clashes with YPG forces. Read more

Tuesday 21 October 2014

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FiratFirat News:KCK: Kobanê resisting for common values of humanity

KCK (Kurdistan Communities Union) Executive Council Co-Presidency has said in a written statement released today that the Kobanê resistance will continue until the town is entirely cleansed of fascist ISIS gangs and a free Rojava and democratic Syria is established.

KCK stressed that; “The people resisting in Kobanê against the ISIS, which is an enemy of the common values of humanity, are giving a fight for not only themselves but also all the peoples in the Middle East and all the values of democracy and freedom.” Read more

Monday 20 October 2014

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2014 Oct 20Firat News: Salih Muslim: We are optimistic about meetings with ENKS

PYD Co-President Salih Muslim has evaluated the meetings that have been going on for days in the Federal Kurdistan Region regarding Rojava (West Kurdistan), saying he is optimistic as regards the outcome.

Officials from West Kurdistan have been meeting the Kurdish National Council of Syria (ENKS) in the  Federal Kurdistan Region for several days. Prior to these meetings, the Parliament of the Federal Kurdistan Region took the decision to formally develop relations with the administrations of the Autonomous Cantons of West Kurdistan. Read more

Sunday 19 October 2014

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2014 Oct 19Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Dar’a province: a child from al-Herak town killed by regime’s bombardment on the town. a massive explosion has been heard in Busra al-Sham, no information about its nature. shells fell on Nasib in Dara countryside, no reports of losses.

WASHINGTON (AP) — US airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobani

Robert Burns: The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants. Read more

Saturday 20 October 2014

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2014 Oct 181Firat News:No ambulances left in Kobanê

It has been reported that the only two ambulances in the Kobanê Canton have been rendered unusable by arbitrary ISIS mortar attacks.

ISIS launched these attacks after having suffered heavy blows inflicted by the YPG/YPJ fighters in the last 4 days.  Read more

Friday 17 October 2014

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2014 Oct 18Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Final death toll for Friday 17/10/2014, approximately 226 people killed in Syria. The dead : 36 civilians, 20 rebels, 18 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 33 NDF, 37 Regular forces, 14 unknown rebels, 54 ISIS, 3 YPG, 6 non-Syrian fighters allied to regime forces. Read more

Thursday 16 October 2014

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2014 oct 16Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Reliable resources reported to SOHR that YPG fighters took control over the street that extends along the western area of the Security Box in the city of Kobani, while violent clashes have erupted between IS and YPG fighters in the southwest of al Hal Market and in the west of the Security Box coincided with bombardment by IS militants on the area located between the Border Gate and the neighborhood of al Jamarek in north of Kobani. Read more

Wednesday 15 October 2014

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2014 Oct 15Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Reliable resources reported to SOHR that YPG fighters could advance in the neighborhood of Kani Arban in the city of Kobani and take control over 2 positions after violent clashes with IS. The violent clashes between the two parties have still erupted in the west of the Security Box and near the Big Mosque, information reported an advancement for YPG fighters. The city of Kobani has witnessed intensive flying of the U.S. led coalition warplanes since this morning. Read more

Tuesday 14 October 2014

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2014 Oct 14Firat news:Turkish army violates ceasefire

The People’s Defence Centre Headquarters Command has announced that Turkey has “violated the ceasefire process.”

The People’s Defence Centre Headquarters Command has issued a written statement saying that, although there had been some violations by Turkish state forces of the ceasefire which began with the declaration by Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan on 21 March 2013, both sides had in general complied with it. Read more

Monday 13 October 2014

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2014 Oct 13Firat News: Vigil continues at Kobanê border

The resistance vigil, initiated at the border in the Suruç district of Urfa after ISIS gangs launched attacks on Kobanê nearly a month ago, continued during the night under the sound of artillery fire and clashes.

Thousands of people who have come to join the resistance vigil from different parts of Turkey and the region in order to support the resistance of Kobanê to ISIS gang attacks, are maintaining their vigil in the villages of Mahser and Miseynter. Read more

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