Sunday 19 October 2014

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2014 Oct 19Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Dar’a province: a child from al-Herak town killed by regime’s bombardment on the town. a massive explosion has been heard in Busra al-Sham, no information about its nature. shells fell on Nasib in Dara countryside, no reports of losses.

WASHINGTON (AP) — US airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobani

Robert Burns: The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants. Read more

Saturday 20 October 2014

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2014 Oct 181Firat News:No ambulances left in Kobanê

It has been reported that the only two ambulances in the Kobanê Canton have been rendered unusable by arbitrary ISIS mortar attacks.

ISIS launched these attacks after having suffered heavy blows inflicted by the YPG/YPJ fighters in the last 4 days.  Read more

Thursday 16 October 2014

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2014 oct 16Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Reliable resources reported to SOHR that YPG fighters took control over the street that extends along the western area of the Security Box in the city of Kobani, while violent clashes have erupted between IS and YPG fighters in the southwest of al Hal Market and in the west of the Security Box coincided with bombardment by IS militants on the area located between the Border Gate and the neighborhood of al Jamarek in north of Kobani. Read more

Tuesday 14 October 2014

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2014 Oct 14Firat news:Turkish army violates ceasefire

The People’s Defence Centre Headquarters Command has announced that Turkey has “violated the ceasefire process.”

The People’s Defence Centre Headquarters Command has issued a written statement saying that, although there had been some violations by Turkish state forces of the ceasefire which began with the declaration by Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan on 21 March 2013, both sides had in general complied with it. Read more

Monday 13 October 2014

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2014 Oct 13Firat News: Vigil continues at Kobanê border

The resistance vigil, initiated at the border in the Suruç district of Urfa after ISIS gangs launched attacks on Kobanê nearly a month ago, continued during the night under the sound of artillery fire and clashes.

Thousands of people who have come to join the resistance vigil from different parts of Turkey and the region in order to support the resistance of Kobanê to ISIS gang attacks, are maintaining their vigil in the villages of Mahser and Miseynter. Read more

Sunday 12 October 2014

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2014 Oct 12Firat News:Hewler Parliament condemns Turkey, will it recognise Rojava?

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

Saturday 11 October 2014

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2014 Oct 11Firat 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

Thursday 9 October 2014

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imageSyrian 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

Wednesday 8 October 2014

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imageFirat News: Turkey has not kept its promise:

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

Tuesday 7 October 2014

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ypgIt 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

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