In an interview with ANF, YPG (People’s Defense Units) General Commander Sipan Hemo stated that their forces have repulsed the attacks of the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) in Kobanê, underlining that this heavy defeat will lead ISIS to extinction.
Hemo remarked that YPG forces have defeated the ISIS as the people of Rojava are resisting against the ditches dug at the border.
-The most expansive and intense attacks have been launched against Kobanê within the process of the Rojava revolution. Why is Kobanê being attacked? Read more
Firat News: PYD visits European Parliament
Representatives of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) are having talks prior to the session to take place at the European Parliament to handle “the situation of the people in Syria left without any defense” on Thursday.
PYD Party Assembly member and European representative Abdulselam Mustafa, accompanied by BDP’s (Peace and Democracy Party) EU and EC representatives, started talks with parliamentarians on Tuesday to provide information regarding the general situation and the position of Kurds in Rojava and Syria .
Abdulselam Mustafa and BDP’s representative for the European Council, Fay?k Ya??zay, primarily held talks with a number of parliamentarians taking care of the Syria file at the European Parliament and concerned about the Kurdish people’s demand for freedom.
The Left Group of the European Parliament also invited the PYD and BDP representatives to their group meeting yesterday evening. Read more
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:Final death toll for Tuesday 15/04/2014, approximately 329 people killed in Syria. The dead : 34 civilians ( 8 children, 6 women ), 107 rebels, 37 non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 34 NDF, 63 Regular forces, 20 ISIS, 7 unknown rebels, 1 Hezbollah, 18 non-Syrian fighters allied to regime forces ( including fighters from Abo Al-Fadel Al-Abas brigade ). Read more
- People’s Protection Units
- The National Kurdistani Conference KNK opens an office in Qamishlo
- Salih Muslem’s diplomatic tour in Sulimania
- A delegation from east Kurdistan in Rojava to support the revolution
- Trench between west and south Kurdistan
- Educational and Cultural Activities
While opposition to the ditches being dug along the Rojava border by the South Kurdistan government continues, the Turkish authorities, too, have begun to excavate ditches on the Derik border and the Afrin border.
It is reported that the Turkish army has been digging ditches on the border near the village of Qemîtliq in the ?iye district of Afrin with machinery for two days. The ditch is now 3 kilometres long, 3 metres wide and 3 metres deep. Read more
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Final death toll for Saturday 12/04/2014, approximately 275 people killed in Syria. The dead : 39 civilians ( 8 children, 9 women ), 73 rebels, 26 non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 38 NDF, 54 Regular forces, 10 ISIS, 15 unknown rebels, 4 Hezbollah, 13 non-Syrian fighters allied to regime forces ( including fighters from Abo Al-Fadel Al-Abas brigade ).
In a comment published by several international newspapers. PYD co-chair, Salih Muslim has written about the Syrian war and Kurds.
In the article Muslim points out how “the civil war now engulfing Syria emerged from its people’s desire for political change. But the war is not universal: since the outbreak of protests in 2011 against President Bashar Assad’s regime — and long before — one group of Syrians, the Kurdish community, has consistently sought peaceful change and respect for the rights of all”. Read more
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Final death toll for Thursday 10/04/2014, approximately 359 people killed in Syria. The dead : 41 civilians ( 11 children, 8 women ), 132 rebels, 25 non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 43 NDF, 56 Regular forces, 38 ISIS, 11 unknown rebels, 1 Hezbollah, 12 non-Syrian fighters allied to regime forces ( including fighters from Abo Al-Fadel Al-Abas brigade ).
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Final death toll for Wednesday 09/04/2014, approximately 278 people killed in Syria. The dead : 59 civilians ( 14 women and children ), 61 rebels, 29 non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 37 NDF, 54 Regular forces, 5 ISIS, 13 unknown rebels, 2 Hezbollah, 17 non-Syrian fighters allied to regime forces ( including fighters from Abo Al-Fadel Al-Abas brigade ). Read more