Two terrorist attacks the the Kurdish neighbourhood in al-Hasakat this night in Kurdish national day new or so most of them children and civilian In the nigh which is considered to the Kurdish people a night of optimism and hope in this Friday evening 20-3-2015 at six o’clock terrorist Daesh bombed themselves among the civilian were women and children celebrating freedom and peace in the Kurdish Newors festival in the Mufti neighbourhood in the city of al-Hasaka killing more than 17 of children, women and other civilians.
Today is Newroz, and SKS sends greetings – the new year is a time of celebration, however there is also a dark side to day’s news and our thoughts are with all those affected by injury and death on this special day.
Sadik Al Hiseni, the head of the security committee in the city of Diyala in Iraq, says they have arrested several Turkish tankers trying to take ISIS oil out of the province of Salahuddin.
Sadik Al Hiseni, the head of the security committee in the city of Diyala, told Sumeria news today that joint security forces comprising Shia militias and Iraqi army forces had stopped several Turkish tanker trucks in the district of Al Zirke that were carrying oil for ISIS from Hamrin and Al Buijil.
The head of the security committee said that after ISIS gangs occupied these districts they: “steal Iraqi oil and use the proceeds to slaughter people and destroy towns and villages.” However, he added that now after the oil wells had been liberated in Salahuddin province, ISIS sources of funding had been severed.
Turkey has been warned previously by regional and international governments regarding ISIS oil trade and smuggling.
Respect shown to Konstandinos Erik Scurfield and his family at the Houses of Parliament:
His mum and sister spoke to a tearful audience and were greeted with a standing ovation for their courage, and with respect for the sacrifice they have made. Kosta’s mum has given us tasks – see the report: http://supportkurds.org/reports/vasiliki-scurfield-calls-for-action-after-her-son-kosta-died-in-action-with-ypg-in-syria/ Read more
Vasiliki Scurfield said: I would like to start by taking this opportunity to thank the Kurdish people from the Rojava region for looking after my son and honouring him and for their support in his repatriation and the financial assistance they’re giving us for this. I’d also like to thank the people from the Kurdish region of Iraq and particularly the Deputy Prime Minister Quban Talibani for their support of my husband during this difficult time and for pulling out all the stops to expedite the paperwork so that we can bring Kosta home. It is heart-warming to see Kurdish people coming together over a common goal and it bodes well for the future. I’d also like to thank the Foreign and Commonwealth office and the police for their advice, support and encouragement and my MP Dan Jarvis and his office for their unstinting support, advice and empathy which helped keep us strong; my family, friends, acquaintances and even total strangers for their hugs and emotional support which have helped ease our grief. We’d also like to thank the media in the UK and Greece for the respect and dignity they have shown in their discussion of Kosta.
Kosta was not a mercenary. He wasn’t an out of work soldier looking for an adventure or something to do to pass the time. After fulfilling his obligations to Greece by doing his national service there, he joined the Royal Marines and only left his well-paid job there in order to go to Syria against so called IS. He wasn’t paid a wage as a reward for going out to oppose IS; he gave up a wage to do it. Read more
The first fire of Newroz, Kurdish New Year, has been lighted in Rojava, West Kurdistan, where the fight against ISIS gangs is continuing.
People in the Canton of Efrîn lighted the first Newroz fire on hills overlooking the village of Diraqliyê.
Hundreds from the village of Dirqaliyê danced the traditional Kurdish ‘halay’ around the fire, chanting slogans “Long Live Leader Apo”, “Long Live YPG/YPJ resistance”, and “Happy Newroz”.
Newroz fires in villages in the Canton of Efrîn are lighted between 13-20 March on high hills every year. The mas celebration takes place at the canton center on the 21st.
ISIS gangs continue their attacks on Til Temir and surrounding villages since 23 February.
ISIS gangs continue attacking Til Temir and surrounding villages. 42 gang members were killed in clashes in the last one day.
YPG Press Centre said in a written statement that ISIS gangs continued their attacks on Til Temir and surrounding villages since 23 February. Heavy clashes are taking place between Defense Units and gang groups that are replacing their groups in the field and making further reinforcements after suffering heavy losses in clashes. Read more
European Parliament passed a resolution urgently calling for the establishment of save haven for the Syriacs and Assyrians in Nineveh Plains and Khabour.
During a special session Thursday on the situation of the Syriacs and Assyrians in Iraq and Syria, the European Parliament passed a resolution urgently calling for the establishment of save haven for the Syriacs and Assyrians in Nineveh Plains and Khabour. Read more
11, 9 and 7 and years ago, Kurds were killed by Bashar al-Assad’s forces after an argument at a football match in Qamishlo. We remember them: http://supportkurds.org/reports/kurds-killed-in-the-street-in-syria-2004-2008-and-2010/
Kobanê Canton People’s Assembly Co-Chair Ayshe Efendi said the cleaning in the war-torn town continued, remarking that they however didn’t have the power to manage this alone.
Kobanê Canton People’s Assembly Co-Chair Ayshe Efendi who has been in North Kurdistan to attend the World March of Women and 8 March activities in Mardin and Nusaybin has arrived in Malatya today on the invitation of Malatya Democratic Women’s Platform. Read more
As part of the reconstruction works in Kobanê, a primary school has been opened under the leadership of 10 teachers who had been providing education in the schools in the town before the attacks of ISIS gangs began.
Thousands of Kobanê citizens have turned back to their hometown which was liberated by YPG/YPJ (People’s/Women’s Defense Units) after three months of heroic resistance to the occupation attempt and attacks of ISIS gangs. Read more