Monday 13 April 2015

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2015 April 13ANF: Kobanê victory splits ISIS

Following the defeat suffered by the ISIS gangs in Kobanê, the organisation feared throughout the Middle East has now split into several parts.

The YPG/YPJ forces are continuing their ‘cleansing operations’ in Kobanê canton. Following the defeat of the ISIS gangs in the city even sources within ISIS admit that the organisation is disintegrating.

ISIS displaying their own dead as YPG fighters

It is reported that ISIS gangs deployed from the cities of Mosul and Rakka in Serrin, Girê Sipî (Tel Abyad) and on the Aleppo road are continuing to be hit by YPG/YPJ fighters. On the western front in Kobanê gangs have fled to the town of Jarablus and have destroyed the bridges over the Euphrates. To the east of Kobanê, YPG/YPJ fighters have taken control of hills overlooking the Girê Sipi plain, while ISIS has driven around the town dragging bodies of their own men, claiming they are YPG fighters. A local resident said of one dead man: “He is not from the YPG, he is my cousin. I recognise the tattoo.” Gang members are also said to be slipping away and taking refuge in Turkey.

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Sunday 12 April 2015

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2015 April 12ANF: YPG, backed by rebel battalions, takes control over the French cement plant of Lafarj and 3 new villages

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A statement regarding the second Moscow meeting

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pydIn order to follow up the first Moscow Meeting, representatives of the Self Rule Administration and the PYD were invited to join the second consultation meeting in Moscow from April 6 until April the 9th in 2015. The goals of the meeting were two. 1) To reach some sort of agreement between the opposition parties and 2) to negotiate with representatives of the Syrian regime.

The only positive outcome of the meetings was the fact that the opposition parties came forth with a unified statement, laying out their vision for a future Syria. However, during the discussions with the Syrian regime it became clear that their representatives were hesitant and unwilling to reach an agreement, despite the flexibility of the opposition parties. This has led us to doubt the sincerity and seriousness of the Syrian regime. There were five items planned for discussion during the meeting; however, we were not able to agree on a single one, which was a major disappointment. Read more

Saturday 11 April 2015

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2015 April 11ANF: 27 ISIS corpses seized in Til Temir 

ISIS gangs routed by YPG forces in villages around Til Temir abandoned dozens of dead bodies as they fled. A total of 27 corpses were found by the YPG forces.

The ISIS gangs attacked the Xerîta bridge and surrounding areas between Hesekê and Til Temir on the morning of 8 April, and after fierce fighting were repulsed by the YPG, leaving behind many dead.

After the YPG forces had repulsed the ISIS gangs 27 corpses of gang members were found in the villages of Til Ruman, Til Baz, Til Cizîrê, Xerita and Til Necme. YPG forces are continuing searches in these villages for booby traps and mines left behind by the gangs.

In clashes last night in the villages of Til Nasri and Xebi? there were fierce clashes between YPG forces and ISIS gangs in which 2 gang members are reported to have been killed. Read more

Friday 10 April 2015

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2015 April 10ANF: YPG: 36 gang members killed in Kobanê and Cizîrê

YPG Press Centre said that heavy clashes on the western boundaries of the Cizîrê Canton continued since the ISIS attacks on 23 February

36 members of ISIS gangs were killed in the resistance against ISIS attacks in Kobanê and Cizîrê cantons of West Kurdistan, Rojava.

YPG Press Centre said that heavy clashes on the western boundaries of the Cizîrê Canton continued since the ISIS attacks on 23 February.

According to the statement, gang groups that are continuing their attacks on the Xerîta bridge between Hasekê and Til Temir since 8 April intensified their attacks on the area throughout yesterday. The three major attacks launched by the gangs were repelled by YPG/YPJ (People’s/Women’s Defense Units) who inflicted heavy losses on the gang groups in clashes.

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Thursday 9 April 2015

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Children eat food distributed to them in the besieged al-Yarmouk camp, south of DamascusANF: YPG/YPJ repel concurrent attacks in Cizîrê Canton

YPG Press Office has released a statement about the ongoing clashes in Kobanê and Cizîrê Canton of Rojava.

The statement said that heavy fighting that followed the ISIS attacks on the western boundaries of the Cizîrê Canton on 23 February were continuing ceaselessly. Yesterday morning-YPG said- ISIS gangs launched a major attack between Hasekê and Til Temir with the tank, armored vehicle and heavy weaponry reinforcements they brought in from various locations in Syria. Read more

Wednesday 8 April 2015

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2015 April 8ANF: YPG releases balance sheet of war in Cizîrê Canton 

YPG (People’s Defense Units) Press Centre has released the balance sheet of war in Cizîrê Canton of West Kurdistan, Rojava, for the month of March.

According to the balance sheet of war, YPG/YPJ fighters carried out 74 actions and operations and were involved in 55 clashes.

While 23 attacks, operational actions, contact and clashes with unverified outcomes took place, ISIS gangs carried out suicide attacks with bomb-laden vehicles twice.

61 fighters of the Defense Units lost their lives in the battle against ISIS in Cizîrê in March during which 1342 members of gang groups were killed and 9 were captured alive.

23 vehicles, 2 antiaircraft guns, 2 bulldozers, 2 panzers, 5 motorcycles and a tractor belonging to the gang groups were destroyed in last month’s clashes.

Corpses of 202 ISIS militants killed in clashes, as well as large quantities of ammunition of the gangs were seized, including 334 Kalashnikov rifles and 32,800 bullets, in addition to 3 armored vehicles, 3 trucks, 3 tractors, an ambulance, 14 computers and 8 Grad missiles.

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Tuesday 7 April 2015

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2015 April 7ANF:  MSF building a hospital in Kobanê

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has started the construction of a hospital with a capacity of 13 beds in Kobanê.

Medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has started the construction of a hospital with a capacity of 13 beds in Kobanê town of West Kurdistan, Rojava, where health problems are being dealt with at two hospitals, one civilian and one military.

Officials in the town, whose population has reached 50,000 with recent returns, voiced a lack of ambulance and medicine, and put emphasis on the urgency of a humanitarian corridor to achieve a permanent solution to the health problems being faced in the town. Read more

Monday 6 April 2015

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Residents and rebel fighters inspect fire at a damaged site after what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar al-Assad on Al-Dubeit neighborhood in Idlib cityANF: Salih Muslim in Moscow: We will represent peoples in resistance

PYD Co-president Salih Muslim and his delegation have arrived in Moscow for the second round of Moscow talks. Muslim said he would represent the peoples resisting ISIS.

The second Moscow meeting today follows the failure of the talks organised in Geneva last year with the intention of ending the conflict in Syria, that excluded the Kurds and other opposition circles. PYD Co-president Salih Muslim arrived a day early in Moscow to attend a celebration organised by Kurds in Russia to celebrate the birthday of Abdullah Öcalan.

Muslim said that while 6 representatives from the Kurdish cantons should have come to Moscow, one had been unable to do so on account of visa problems, adding that 2 PYD representatives, an Arab an Assyrian and a Kurd would represent the peoples resisting ISIS. Apart from Salih Muslim the delegation comprises PYD France representative Read more

Sunday 5 April 2015

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2015 April 5 Matthew  GardinerANF: Asya Abdullah: We are developing a new philosophy and an alternative paradigm

PYD Co-president Asya Abdullah was welcomed at the “Challenging Capitalist Modernity Conference” in Hamburg with ‘Long live the YPJ’ slogans. Read more

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