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
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
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
Syrian 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
Firat 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
Syrian 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
Firat 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
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
The Federal Kurdistan Regional Parliament has condemned the violent treatment meted out to protesters in Turkey involved in solidarity actions for Kobanê and called on the Turkish authorities to listen to the demands of the protesters.
However, despite there being 63 deputies demanding that the parliament recognise the cantons of Rojava, the parliament announced that it did not have the authority to do this. Read more
Firat news:Asya Abdullah: Corridor is essential
PYD Co-President Asya Abdullah, who is in Kobanê with the resistance, said: “In order for the encirclement of Kobanê to be broken a corridor is essential”. Abdullah said the gangs, who have suffered serious casualties, had brought in heavy weaponry and reinforcements from the areas under their control, and were launching concerted attacks. She added that they were press ganging Arab youths and forcing them to fight.
Arab families living in these areas have begun to leave in order to protect them from the ISIS gangs. PYD Co-President Asya Abdullah said: ”Our Arab people should take a stand against this gang that is the enemy of humanity.” Read more