Reliable sources reported to SOHR that 2 citizens died in the south of the city of Ayn al- Arab “Kobani” due to an explosion of a landmine planted by IS earlier while 2 other men died by the same reason.
The violent clashes are still erupting between IS and YPG, backed by the brigade of al- Raqqa rebels and Shams al- Shamal battalions in the south and southwest of Kobani leading to kill a fighter from YPG and information about casualties in IS ranks.
We’ve been clear that there’s no better recruiting tool for ISIL than the brutality of the Assad regime. As we have long said, Bashar al-Assad lost legitimacy long ago and will never be an effective counterterrorism partner.
While the Assad regime continues to massacre the Syrian people, I would also like to highlight, by stark contrast, the moderate opposition’s work this week in Paris, where two major parties, the Syrian Opposition Coalition and the National Coordination Body, met and recorded agreement on a draft roadmap for a political solution that would ultimately stop the bloodshed. The effort reflects the moderate opposition’s ongoing work for a democratic, pluralistic, united Syria that fully respects the state of law and the rights of every citizen through a negotiated process consistent with the principles of the Geneva communique. Read more
YPG/YPJ operations are continuing against ISIS gangs to the south of the village of Tal Hamis. A broad area has been liberated and fighters say the operation will continue until all the lands of Kurdistan are liberated from the occupiers.
The operation to get rid of the terrorist threat to the Cizîrê (Jazireh) Canton of Rojava began on 22 February to the south of Qamishlo. Several villages to the south of Tal Hamis have been liberated. YPG and YPJ fighters spoke to the ANF about the operation.
YPG fighter Aso Kela?in said the village of Xessan was strategically important as it was on the border with South Kurdistan. He added that they had seized ammunition and weapons from the gangs after liberating the village. Read more
YPG (People’s Defense Units) Press Centre said in a written statement that the operation launched in south Qamishlo in order for the elimination of the terrorist threat in the Cizire Canton of Rojava continued on the third day.
The statement said that YPG forces were making a quick advance from many directions and have liberated many strategic points and villages from ISIS terrorists.
Mishêrfa, Small and Large Hedewiye villages and a big farm, as well as the strategic Tiwêl crossroads to the north of Til Hamis were liberated from the gangs as a result of heavy clashes. Read more
(New York) – The Syrian government has carried out hundreds of new indiscriminate attacks over the past year with air-delivered munitions, including improvised weapons such as barrel bombs. The attacks have had a devastating impact on civilians, killing or injuring thousands of people.
Human Rights Watch documented the attacks in Aleppo governorate in northern Syria and in Daraa governorate in the south based on witness statements, satellite imagery analysis, and video and photographic evidence. Although the United Nations Security Council condemned the attacks in a resolution adopted a year ago, it has not responded directly to the new wave of attacks.
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: The helicopters drop barrel bombs on the countryside of Daraa
Flags of the Turkish state and the YPG/YPJ are waving in the village of Ashme where the tomb of Suleyman Shah is set to be relocated.Flags of the Turkish state and the YPG are waving in the village of Ashme where the tomb of Suleyman Shah is set to be relocated.
The tomb of Suleyman Shah was moved yesterday from the village of Karakozak on the banks of the Euphrates where it was under an ISIS blockade. Turkish troops and YPG/YPJ forces carried out a joint operation in the evening to evacuate the tomb. While the remains of Suleyman Shah and other valuable artefacts were taken to Turkey, preparations have begun to relocate the tomb on a hillock in the village of Ashme which is under the control of YPG/YPJ forces. Read more
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Intensive clashes break out in the countryside of Ayn al- Arab “Kobani”
Firat News/AFP: 550 families have returned to Kobanê so far
The Commission of Return which was established in Suruç district of Urfa following the liberation of Kobanê town from ISIS gangs last month stated that 550 families from Kobanê have turned back to their hometown so far.The Commission of Return which was established in Suruç district of Urfa following the liberation of Kobanê town from ISIS gangs last month stated that 550 families from Kobanê have turned back to their hometown so far. Read more
Ten more villages have been liberated from the clutches of ISIS gangs on the southern front in Kobanê Canton.Ten more villages have been liberated from the clutches of ISIS gangs on the southern front in Kobanê Canton.
YPG/YPJ forces have liberated 10 more villages in rural areas to the south of Kobanê city.
The names of the liberated villages are as follows:
“East Hemdun, South Hemdun, Shehit Keta, Xerabê Bergil, Dafîya, Zagros, Xatuniyê, Kofî, Xidir Shetê and Nasil.”
It is reported that operations are continuing and the YPG is expected to issue a statement soon.
While Syrian-Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters and Kurdish civilians celebrate the liberation of Kobane from ISIS after a four-month assault, many of the city’s war-weary citizens are unable to return to their homes because of the vast amount of unexploded ordnance left in the conflict’s aftermath, the city’s president has told Newsweek. Read more