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
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:al-Hasakah province: a man was killed, activists accused the Turkish border guards in Shooting him, reports that another man was killed in al-Hasakah city.
Final death toll for Thursday 09/10/2014, approximately 159 people killed in Syria.
the dead : 40 civilians, 29 rebels, 17 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 18 NDF, 23 Regular forces, 5 unknown rebels, 13 ISIS, 9 YPG, 2 Hezbollah, 3 non-Syrian fighters allied to regime forces. Read more
In an interview with ANF, PYD (Democratic Union Party) co-chair Saleh Moslem made important statements on the present situation in Kobanê, the details of the meeting with Turkish authorities in Istanbul, and the Kobanê decision of France.
Moslem said he had a meeting with the Turkish authorities last week in Istanbul and added: “The Turkish authorities promised us that they would help to Kobanê. But they don’t keep their promise despite all our insistence”.
Stressing that it is only the Kurdish forces effectively fighting the ISIS gangs in the Middle East, the PYD co-chair emphasised that they welcome the decision of France to help Kobanê. Müslim also stressed that the attacks on Kobanê are aimed at the will of Kurds, and greeted the Kurdish people rising up for Kobanê in North Kurdistan and Europe. Read more
It is clear that Turkey does not intend to support the Kurds in their battles with ISIS, and it is also clear that other western countries are pandering to Turkey by not supplying the Kurds with what they need to resist the ISIS attacks and protect their people. History repeats itself with Kurds as the political football … wake up world, where is your humanity, where are your priorites! Read more
Call from Kobane: Thousands of civilian in Kobane are under threat of massacre!!
Now it is time to act and avoid a big massacre about to happen in Kobane!
The terrorist organization IS are unfortunately advancing in to the city of Kobane in Western Kurdistan (Northern Syria). They have already entered some districts of the city.
The Kurdish defence forces, YPG are heroically defending the city and civilians against the IS attacks, with very limited weapons and no technical support against IS advanced weapons. The weapons they have are not effective against the heavy weapons that IS has confiscated from Iraq’s regular army. Read more
On the evening of 1 October 2014, ISIS gangs have launched an intense attack, aiming to take over the the city centre of Kobane, in Western Kurdistan (Syria) from west, south and east fronts. With the help of heavy artillery and tanks, ISIS gangs have advanced their way near Kobane city, especially from South front. The attacks, started 15th September, are now at most dangerous stage! Read more
Firat News: Muslim: Kobanê will triumph
PYD Co-President Salih Muslim, in Copenhagen for diplomatic meetings, said Kobanê, which is resisting attacks by ISIS gangs, would achieve victory. Muslim was speaking at an event organised by FEY-KURD, at which he assessed recent developments.
Over a thousand people from Kurdistan attended last night’s meeting in Copenhagen. Salih Muslim said the model of democratic autonomy established in Rojava discomfited dominant forces with interests in the region, which is the reason ISIS attacks have been intensified.
Muslim added this was not a new situation, as YPG forces have been countering attacks aiming to throttle the Rojava revolution for 18 months. Read more
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Aleppo province: clashes took place between ISIS against Jabhat al-Nusra and Islamic battalions around Herjala village near Syria-Turkey borders in the northern countryside of ALeppo.
helicopters dropped 2 explosive barrels on Badro mount neighborhood east of Aleppo, no reports of losses.helicopters bombed areas near al-Sharq chicken store, and the bakery store in Tariq al-Bab neighborhood, what killed 3 civilians and wounded others, then number of the dead is likely to rise according to the serious injuries. Read more