Co-chairman of the PYD (Democratic Union Party), Mohamed Saleh Muslim, has released a letter on behalf of the people who live in the cantons of Rojava to mark the World Peace Day, September 1.
The letter by Muslim addresses to the international community, to the members of the United Nations, and to all international aid organisations.
Muslim first remarked that the purpose of the letter is not to describe the tragic events that have occurred in Syria over the past three years, but to appeal to the mentioned circles to take responsibility to make an end to this tragedy. Muslüm said he also wanted to tell how they are trying to live up to their responsibilities. Read more
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR documented the death of 47 children under the age of 16, were killed by aerial and barrels bombardment during the past 36 hours, the number of the dead is likely to rise according to the number of the serious injuries.
Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) Women’s Commission has launched an open letter campaign calling on the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to take urgent action for the release of all the Yezidi and Kakei Kurdish, Shia Turkmen, Arab and Christian Syriac women and girls recently abducted by ISIS and put on sale at slave markets.
KNK Women’s Commission has recently held talks with the Islamic parties represented in the parliament of South Kurdistan in order for the release of all the women and girls abducted by ISIS gangs. Read more
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:Final death toll for Friday 29/08/2014, approximately 195 people killed in Syria. The dead : 33 civilians, 46 rebels, 34 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 27 NDF, 41 Regular forces, 7 unknown rebels, 6 non-Syrian fighters allied to regime forces .
By province : Aleppo ( 9 Rebels,11 civilians ), Reef Dimashq ( 10 Rebels, 10 civilians ), Dar’a ( 2 civilians, 4 rebels ), Hama ( 1 civilian ,1 rebel ), Homs ( 1 civilian, 1 rebel ), Raqqa (3 civilians ),Hasakah ( 1 civilian ), Damascus ( 8 rebels ), Idlib ( 5 civilians ), Quneitra ( 4 rebels ).. Read more
Firat News: Horrific confessions of ISIS members
A documentary broadcast on STERK TV last night entitled ‘Gang of Degenerates’ contained the horrific confessions of more than 20 members of ISIS regarding the inhuman methods of the organisation. The ISIS operatives were captured by Rojava public security and YPG forces. References to history were made in the documentary to Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’, published in 1818, where a monster is constructed using remnants left on the battlefield and parts collected from slaughterhouses. It was emphasised that global forces are behind this. Read more
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Final death toll for Wednesday 27/08/2014, approximately 279 people killed in Syria. The dead : 32 civilians, 48 rebels, 42 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 30 NDF, 57 Regular forces, 11 unknown rebels, 7 non-Syrian fighters allied to regime forces, 1 Hezbollah .
Reliable resources assured for SOHR that the death toll of the regime forces and their militiamen has exceeded 110000 soldiers during 41 months.The regime forces and their militiamen are still losing more and more human casualties. The number of soldiers and fighters from the regime forces, NDF fighters and the pro-militiamen from non-Syrian nationalities and from the Shia Sect who were killed since Bashar Al- Assad speech in July 16, after swearing on the occasion of his victory in farce of the presidential elections, until August 25 has reached to 3136. Read more
By province : Aleppo ( 7 Rebels, 12 civilians ), Reef Dimashq ( 7 Rebels, 6 civilians ), Dar’a ( 1 civilian, 1 rebel ), Hama ( 3 civilians, 8 rebels ), Homs ( 1 civilian, 1 rebel ), Der-Ezzor ( 3 civilians ), Idlib ( 1 rebel ), Raqqa ( 2 civilians ), al-Suwaydaa ( 1 rebel ). Read more
As fighting between opposition forces and ISIS gangs intensifies in Syria, the Peoples Protection Units (YPG) and Free Syrian Army (FSA) have met and agreed to form a ‘joint defence and resistance front’.
A meeting took place on 22 August which was attended by Abdo Ibrahim, the President of the Afrin Canton Defence Council and some YPG commanders, and FSA Aleppo General Commander Abdul Jabbar Agidi and some FSA commanders.
The YPG and Free Syrian Army have come to an agreement regarding joint defence against ISIS gangs in the city of Aleppo and its environs.
Regarding the meeting that took place north of Aleppo on 22 August, Abdo Ibrahim, the President of the Afrin Canton Defence Council, told Hawarnews (ANHA) that the meeting had been requested by the FSA, and that a decision had been taken for YPG and FSA forces to act in unison against ISIS attacks.
According to Abdo Ibrahim, groups large and small affiliated to the FSA in the Aleppo area will fight alongside YPG forces against ISIS.
However, it is being emphasised that the YPG accepted the proposal for a joint defence on the condition that: “forces that wish to develop relations and joint defence with us must accept the particularity of the situation in the Kurdish regions, and especially the reality of the Rojava Democratic Autonomous Administration.” Read more
Firat News: People’s battalion established in Kobane
In the Kobane Canton of Rojava (West Kurdistan) a battalion composed of local people, affiliated to the YPG, has been established.
The people of Kobane, already giving strong support to the resistance in every field against the attacks of ISIS, have now established a self-defence battalion.
Speaking at the ceremony of the announcement of the battalion, YPJ (Women’s Defence Forces in Rojava) Commander Meryem Kobane said “The Kurdish women and men will defend Kobane at all costs and protect its freedom”. Read more