Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Turkish forces shell areas controlled by YPG in Menagh and countryside of Azaz in Aleppo
Aleppo Province:The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was informed that Turkish forces shelled places controlled by YPG in the countryside of Azaz and in the northern countryside Aleppo province, where the shelling targeted the villages of Mar’anaz and Malkiyyeh and the area of Menagh in the northern countryside of Aleppo which were controlled by YPG two days ago, also several Russian warplanes carried out again dozens of airstrikes on areas in the northern countryside of Aleppo, and confirmed information about casualties caused by the bombing, while a citizen woman was killed in the bombing by the Islamic factions on areas in the towns of Nubl and al-Zahraa which are inhabited by Shiite citizens in the northern countryside of Aleppo, also two children were killed and a number of other people were injured when several rockets landed at areas in al-Sfirah area which is under the control of the regime forces. Read more
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: YPG and al-Thowwar Army control area adjacent to al-Alqamiyyeh near Menagh airbase
Lawfare: Removing the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) from the State Department’s list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) would create conditions for greater security cooperation between the United States and the PKK in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In exchange for delisting, the PKK could be required to reiterate its rejection of ISIS, pledge to further support the campaign to degrade and destroy the terror group, and officially renounce violence aimed at achieving political objectives. Delisting could also catalyze political negotiations between the Turkish government and the PKK, resulting in an arrangement enhancing Turkey’s security while enshrining greater political and cultural rights for Kurds. Read more
A man sprays water on an ambulance at a site hit by what activists said were three consecutive air strikes carried out by the Russian air force, the last which hit this vehicle, in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Numan town in Idlib province, Syria January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi/Files
Syrian Observatry for Human Rights: 17 casualties in raids by warplanes targeting three areas in Jabal al-Zawiyah and the countryside of Idlib
Idlib Province: It rose to 6 including a child and three citizen women the number of people who were killed when warplanes bombed areas in Talmanas town in the countryside of Maarrat al-Nu’man city, rising to 17 the number of people who were killed in the countryside of Idlib as a result of the raids by warplanes believed to be Russian on Talmanas, al-Ftirah and Aafes, where five civilians (4 of them are children) were killed in warplanes raids of Aafes area while six others killed (including a child) in the bombing by warplanes on areas in al-Ftirah village in Jabal al-Zawiyah Read more
Reuters: Turkey summons U.S. envoy over comments on Kurdish PYD in Syria
ANKARA Turkey summoned the U.S. ambassador to express its displeasure on Tuesday after a State Department spokesman said Washington did not regard Syria’s Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) as a terrorist organisation, a Turkish foreign ministry official said.
Tensions between the two NATO allies have flared over the PYD, which Washington supports in its struggle against Islamic State militants in Syria. Read more
Kurds repel renewed ISIS attack north Raqqa
KOBANE – Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) repelled on Sunday an attack by militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) near the town of Ain Issa in Syria’s northern province of Raqqa.
ISIS jihadis hit with mortar fire a security checkpoint for the YPG at the southern entrance of Ain Issa town in the northern countryside of Raqqa.
At least two Kurdish fighters were killed before clashes broke out between the YPG and ISIS militants in the vicinity of Ain Issa. Read more
ANF: YPG operation in Efrîn
YPG Media Center released a written statement on the armed confrontation with jihadist gangs in Rojava.
YPG Media Center announced that YPG/YPJ forces carried out an operation in the Ba?emrê village of Efrîn’s Shêrawa district, and took control of the strategic Mishko hill from Al-Nusra and Ahrar-al Sham gangs. YPG/YPJ forces captured 1 artillery bomb, 4 kalashnikovs, 1 doçka machine gun, and numerous bullets during the operation. The total number of gang casualties has not yet been determined, and one YPG/YPJ fighter died during the operation. Read more
News: 1. YPG: We will not remain silent against attacks of Turkish state on Rojava. Hawar News Agency, 31/01/2016 The General Command of People’s Defense Forces (YPG) has released a statement reporting ongoing violations and attacks by the Turkish state against the border of Rojava, West Kurdistan. http://en.hawarnews.com/ypg-we-will-not-remain-silent-against-attacks-ofturkish-state-on-rojava/ Read more
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