A member of the House of Lords, Lord Hylton, spoke at a press conference yesterday after a two-day visit to the Cizîr Canton of Rojava, where he held a series of meetings, saying the system of democratic autonomy is the most successful system to resolve the problems of the peoples of the Middle East.
Lord Hylton was speaking yesterday after a 2-day visit to the Cizîr Canton of Rojava, where he met the Canton administration, political parties and the Diplomatic Relations Bureau, after which he visited the Canton Co-presidents in Rimelan. Read more
A military campaign, Operation Commander Rubar Qamishlo that was initiated on May 6 with the objective of liberating the western rural areas of Canton Cizîre from ISIS threats, endures in its 14th day achieving significant successes, reported YPG Media Center in a written statement today.
The statement said that YPG/YPJ (People’s/Women’s Defense Units ) inflicted severe blows on ISIS groups after encircling them last night. Fierce clashes took place as Defense Units advanced from two northern sides of the Mount Evdilezîz. Read more
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: YPG and allied factions advance again in Ayn al- Arab “Kobani” and Tal Tamer and seize new strategic areas
The military operation launched in western areas of the Cizîr Canton of Rojava to cleanse villages of ISIS gangs, the “Commander Rubar Qamishlo operation”, is continuing for an eleventh day. Many villages and hamlets have been liberated.
The YPG Press Centre has issued a written statement saying that its forces had liberated several villages to the west and south of Til Temir. Read more
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Clashes continue in Tadmur city, al-Hasakah, and Aleppo
Al- Hasakah Province: US led coalition warplanes carried out some strikes on the countryside of Tal Tamer.
Clashes erupted between the YPG and IS on the road linking the city of al- Hasakah with Tal Tamer.
Aleppo Province: The helicopters dropped barrel bombs on places in the village of Bashkoy in north o Read more
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: The government warplanes commit a new massacre in the city of Manbej
A commander in an Islamic Front died of wounds due to explosion of a mine planted by IS in the village of al- Hsayyah in north of Aleppo. Thus the number of fighters of the Islamic battalions who were killed by explosion of mines planted by IS in the village of al- Hsayyah has risen to 17 at least. Read more
Members of the Mardin-??rnak Chamber of Pharmacists have issued a report detailing health problems in Kobanê. The report draws attention to a continuing epidemic of Leishmaniasis, which is caused by the bite of certain kinds of sand flies. The disease causes skin ulcers, fever and swelling of the spleen and liver. Early treatment is essential to prevent spread of the disease. The report said the epidemic began 45 days ago and that there is a lack of the drugs necessary to treat the disease. “Further epidemics are likely, given the rising temperatures and the existence of corpses under the rubble,” the report adds. The report stressed there is an urgent need for insecticide. Read more
Striking statements made by 4 prosecutors and a military officer arrested for halting and investigating trucks belonging to MIT (Turkish intelligence) in Adana and Hatay last year have emerged. Turkish prosecutor Aziz Takç?, in a defence he made in a court in Adana last week, admitted that the Turkish state had supported ISIS. The prosecutor also said the Turkish intelligence service, MIT, had had a role in the explosion in Reyhanl? on 11 May 2013 in which 52 people died. Read more