Damascus province: Rose to 6, the number of people who were killed this morning in Kern al-Din area, after an attack by 3 militants from Jabhat al-Nusra targeted the car of the lieutenant and chef of the supply management, what killed 2 of his guards after they have clashes against Jabhat al-Nusra fighters, one of Jabhat al-Nusra fighters was able to detonate himself in a motorcycle near the car what wounded the lieutenant and killed his companion, and also killed the 2 militants in Jabhat al-Nusra Read more
The attack ISIS gangs launched against Hasekê city of Cizîrê Canton earlier today has left four civilians dead. Two other civilians were also wounded in the mortar attack which was launched from the Til Temir road to the northwest of Hasekê.
45-year-old woman Selwa Be?ir who was seriously wounded in Slihiyê neighborhood has lost her life despite all the efforts made to rescue her. The other three civilians killed in the attack are Shemsa Elî Ebdo (45), Shêrîn Remezan (16) and Ehmed Dawid Shêxmûd (30).
Iman El-Etresh and Aram Zavê who have been wounded in the mentioned attack are still receiving treatment.
YPG and asayesh (public security) forces who have started an operation after the attack have left a group of five ISIS members and seized their bodies.
The YPG Press Office has said in a written statement that YPG/YPJ forces launched operations against ISIS gangs in the Kobanê and Cizîre (Jazireh) cantons of Rojava.
YPG said the YPG/YPJ forces launched yesterday, the 232nd day of the resistance, an attack on the gang groups in the area near Seferiye village to the east of Kobanê. The attack targeted a convoy of the gangs, destroying 3 military vehicles with the gang members inside. The exact number of the casualties of the gangs could not be clarified, added the YPG. Read more
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: 6 killed in Damascus after an attack by 3 militants from Jabhat al-Nusra
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: 19 people killed in Deir Ezzor, and YPG advances agains in al- Hasakah
The number of people who died due to aerial bombardment on the city of Deir Ezzor and village of Hatlah has risen to 19, including 10 children and 3 women. Read more
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: About 10 barrel bombs dropped on al- Yarmouk Camp and south of Damascus, while clashes erupt in Rif Dimashq and Daraa
Rif Dimashq Province: Clashes erupted yesterday night between the regime forces against the rebel and Islamic battalions in the orchards of the city of M’addameyyet al- Sham in the Western Ghouta, information reported casualties on both sides. Other clashes took place between the same parties on the outskirts of the city of Doma in the Eastern Ghouta. Read more
Sporadic clashes took place yesterday night between the regime forces and Islamic battalions in the neighborhood of Salah al- Din. Sporadic clashes erupted yesterday night between al Nusra Front, Ansra al Din Front, the rebel and Islamic battalions against the regime forces supported by NDF, al Quds al Filastini Brigade, Hezbollah and Shia fighters from Iran and Afghanistan in the vicinity Bashkoy village, Handarat and al- Breij areas.
The number of people who were killed yesterday due to launching shells by the rebel battalions on the regime- held areas in al- Aziziyyah, Salah al- Din, around the public park and Sa’daallah al- Jaberi square in the city of Aleppo has risen to 14, including 4 children.
Following the liberation of Kobanê city as work continues on reconstruction residents are returning to find widespread shortages of fundamental necessities. Kobanê Canton Co-president Enver Müslim said: “It is a humane duty to meet the needs of the people of Kobanê.”
The YPG and YPJ carried on an epic resistance for more than four months to liberate Kobanê after ISIS gangs launched attacks on the city on 14 September 2014. People from all over Kurdistan and from further afield mobilised in support of the resistance. Residents of Kobanê who took refuge in the district of Suruç in Urfa province and other cities have begun to return. It is reported that close to 70 thousand of the 100,000 people who took refuge in the tent cities of Suruç have returned to Kobanê. As the supply of aid has decreased, supplies in the depots in both Kobanê and Suruç are running dangerously low. Read more
The Kurdish Friendship Group in the European Parliament (EP) has discussed the reconstruction of Kobanê, the situation in Sinjar and the HDP’s perspective regarding the 7 June elections.
Marie Christine Vergiat from the French Left Group said that everything must be done to support Kobanê, where a heroic resistance is continuing. Vergiat also emphasised the importance of the HDP succeeding in the elections, saying she hoped the elections would take place in a safe environment. Read more
PYD has been officially invited to Geneva III summit. Democratic Autonomy PYD (Democratic Unity Party) has been officially invited to Geneva III summit. Democratic Autonomy Administration European Representative Sinem Mihemed said the organising committee for Geneva III will meet early May. Read more
Representatives of Kurdish parties and institutions came together in Den Haag city of Holland to discuss some major subjects including the reconstruction of Kobanê and building Kurdish diplomacy in international arena.
The meeting was attended by Tahir Kemalzade and Adem Uzun on behalf of KNK (Kurdistan National Congress), Zübeyir Aydar on behalf of KCK (Kurdistan Communities Union), Melle Baxtiyar on behalf of YNK (Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, PUK), as well as representatives of a number of political parties and institutions including GORAN, PYD, PJAK, PÇDK, Zahmetke?, Partiya Sosyalist, P?K, Assyrian-Syriac Federation, Yazidi Federation, Partiya Komünist, Yek Gerti ?slami, Enstitua Kurd Bruksel, HDP-Europe, Harekete j?n-Evrupa.
BAXT?YAR: NATIONAL UNITY IS THE ASSURANCE OF ALL PEOPLES
YNK Representative Baxtiyar pointed out that circumstances in the Middle East forced Kurds to form a unity, saying; “Kurdish National Conference is essential. We shouldn’t content ourselves with the federation in South Kurdistan. We must help the struggles in four parts of Kurdistan and form our national unity which will be the assurance of all peoples in the Middle East.”
Baxtiyar stressed that the reconstruction of Kobanê was a matter concerning the whole humanity, Kurds in the first place, because of the fact that the YPG/YPJ fighters martyred in Kobanê fought and fell for humanity.
AYDAR: AKP WANTS TO RULE THE FREE WILL OF KURDS
KCK Representative Zübeyir Aydar who also emphasized that the Kurdish Freedom Movement fought for the honor and freedom of humanity made a mention of the general elections to take place in Turkey and North Kurdistan on June 7, saying; “Kurds are going to take part in the June 7 election under HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party) as the party of the oppressed, ignored and ostracized. AKP wants to rule the free will of the Kurds by abusing the religion, and to take an advantage of the 10 percent election threshold imposed by the 12 September coup regime to hinder the reflection of Kurdish people’s will in the parliament.”
Remarking that all powers in the Middle East fought against the unity and association of Kurds, Aydar said achievement of unity and establishment of a joint army under one single command to fight ISIS and similar gang organizations was essential to defeat the powers intending to annihilate the Kurds.
Following speeches on the reconstruction of Kobanê, National Conference and national unity, representatives stated that they would meet once again in the coming days to determine the date of national conference.
The parties and institutions representatives of which attended the meeting are;
HSDK (Hizbî Sosyalîstî Demokratî Kurdistan)
Partîya Îslamîya Kurdistan –PÎK
KCD-E (Kongra Civaka Demokratîk – Ewropa)
Hizbî Komunistî Kurdistan
Yekgirtûyî Îslamî Kurdistan
Komelî Îslamî Kurdistan
TJKE – (Tevgera Jinên Kurdistan – Ewropa)
Federasyona Êzidîyên Kurdistan
E.S.U (Yekîtiya Suryaniyên Ewropa)
Partiya Yekîtîya Suryanî – Rojava
Hizbî Zehmetkê?anî Kurdistan
Hizbî Ayindeyî Kurdistan
Nûnertiya HDP ya Ewropa
P.D.K.S (Partîya Demokrata Kurd li Sûrîya)
P.Ç.D.K-S (Partîya Çepa Demokrata Kurd – Sûrîya)
PÇK-S (Partîya Çepa Kurd – Sûrîya)
Partîya Kaskên Kurdistanê – Rêkxrawa Sewza Ewropî Kurdistanî
Enstituya Kurdî ya Brukselê
Rêxirawî Demokratîkî Yarsan
PYNA – Rojava (Partîya Yekîtîya Ni?timanî Azad – Rojava)
T.N.K.S (Tevgera Nûjena Kurdistan – Surîye)
Meclisa ?engalê ya Derveyî Welat
Dîwexanî Kurdî li Ewropa