The Rojava and Sinjar Central Coordination has for more than 2 months mobilised in Suruç for the people of Kobanê who were forced to leave their homes by ISIS attacks. The Central Coordination distributes the aid that comes from Europe, Turkey and all four parts of Kurdistan DBP Party Assembly and Local Authorities Commission member and Rojava and Sinjar Central Coordination member Hüseyin Yilmaz told our news agency about the needs of the people from Kobanê.
‘Basic things are needed’
Yilmaz said they were preparing to open a 6th tent city for 8 to 10 thousand people and that tents sent by Heyva Sor had been set up and the infrastructure of the tent city completed. Yilmaz added: “We try to meet the needs of the people from Kobanê from the central coordination. Blankets, stoves and clothing are priorities. We now have enough.” He said that stocks of rice, chickpeas, beans, oil, olives, cheese and baby food were low and urgently needed replenishing.
Yilmaz added that they had heard aid was being collected by various organisations, but that they wanted aid to be channelled through their coordination. He said: “We do not collect money, we concentrate on foodstuffs”. He added that those who wanted to make financial donations should send them to the bank account set up by the Amed Metropolitan Municipality, and not to other individuals or organisations.
‘Come to Suruç to see the plight of the people of Kobanê!’
Yilmaz said the struggle of the people of Kobanê was not just one for the Kurds, but was also a noble resistance on behalf of all the people of the world. He said that despite people being savagely slaughtered in Kobanê there had been a muted reaction. He added: “There is a noble struggle being waged in Kobanê for democracy and freedom. Kobanê is crucial both for the national unity of the Kurds and for the peaceful coexistence of different communities in the Middle East.”
Yilmaz called on everyone to come to the border to see Kobanê under fire and observe the plight of the people from Kobanê who are living in Suruç.
51 fighters in regime forces and NDF, killed by clashes against ISIS around Der-Ezzor military airport, ISIS shelling on regime bastions around the airport, and 2 suicide vehicles in al-Masmaka and at the gate of the military airport.
60 ISIS ( 25 of them were Syrian ) were killed by regime air strikes, regime’s shelling and clashes in al-Jafra, al-Masmaka and around the military airport.
confirmed reports of more human losses in both sides.
The regime warplanes carry out 5 raids on the city of Deir Ezzor, while the regime forces arrest 5 people in al- Hasakah
SOHR was informed that the IS detonated a suicide car in the street of 48 in Ein al-Arab”Kobane” accompanied by clashes between ISIS and YPG in Botan Sharqi area around Mashta nour hill, clashes also took place between the two sides on many fronts in the city, ISIS fired 5 shells on area in the city, no reports of losses.