Tuesday 20 January 2015

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2015 Jan 20Firat News: Hospital area in Kobanê cleansed of gangs

According to ANHA news agency, YPG forces carried out an assault against ISIS gangs on the south-western front early today afternoon.

The building of Kobanê hospital and the road leading into the town have been cleansed of ISIS gangs. Clashes in the are are going on. Read more

Monday 19 January 2015

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2015 Jan 19 BBCFirat News: Syrian regime used cluster bombs in Hasekê 

The YPG Press Centre said clashes in the Talaya and Xi?man neighbourhoods and in the Mihatê area had continued late into the night. The YPG statement said regime forces had kept up constant artillery and mortar fire and had used cluster bombs, prohibited by the international rules of war, against YPG forces at around 9pm. Read more

Sunday 18 January 2015

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Syrian Observatory 2014Firat News:  Violent clashes in Hasekê continue, YPG reports 

YPG (People’s Defense Units) said in a written statement that violent clashes between YPG/YPJ-asayesh (public security) fighters and forces of the Ba’ath regime in Hasekê continued since yesterday.

According to the statement, clashes intensify mainly in the areas of Talaya camp and Xi?man east of the city and around the hospital in Hayr Eskerî in city centre. Regime forces continue shelling the Kurdish neighborhoods with tanks and heavy weaponry, it added.

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Saturday 17 January 2015

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2015 Jan 17Kurds are turning Syria around, slowly slowly: Firat News:Yesterday’s torture centre now a courthouse

A delegation of lawyers from the Lawyers’ Solidarity with the Rojava Revolution continued its visit to the Cizire (Jazireh) canton of Rojava yesterday, meeting officials of the Justice Ministry and the Justice Council. The lawyers also attended the opening of a Yekitiya Star office, and visited a cemetery and wounded people.

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Friday 16 January 2015

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2015 Jan 16

Firat News: Clashes get heavier around Yarmuk School in Kobanê 

ISIS gangs have launched a fresh wave of attacks in the Yarmuk School area in Kobanê town of West Kurdistan, Rojava.

According to correspondents on the ground, violent clashes are taking place between YPG/YPJ (People’s/Women’s Defense Units) and ISIS gangs that have started to attack with newly brought in reinforcements and heavy weaponry on the south-eastern front last night.

Fighting has reportedly intensified and got fiercer around the Yarmuk school as of early this morning.

On the other hand, ISIS gangs have reportedly set many houses on the eastern front alight.

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Gunter: ‘Post-state entities reshaping Middle East map’

January 16, 2015 by  
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2015 Jan Michael Gunther15 January, 2015: The urgency of the present situation facing the people of Kobane and the longer term implications of the transformation of the Middle East were issues addressed at the public meeting in the House of Lords on 12 January which was jointly organised by Peace in Kurdistan Campaign and Kurdistan National Congress (KNK).

Titled The Collapsed State Systems in Syria & Iraq and the Rise of ISIS & the Kurds, the meeting discussed the Kurdish role in the fight against ISIS and the alternative model offered by the establishment of the self-administration in Rojava.

As host, Lord Hylton stated the Kurds still need all the friends that they can get and this was especially the case in respect of the unrecognised entity of Rojava where urgently needed supplies were only getting through with great difficulty. Read more

Tuesday 13 January 2015

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2015 Jan 13

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Firat News: One doctor for 10 thousand people in Sinjar

Delivery of aid material to Sinjar has been enabled through Rojava since the corridor between West and South Kurdistan was reopened on December 20. The aid sent to Sinjar however doesn’t suffice the needs of the thousands of people who are struggling to live under challenging circumstances, especially after the onset of winter. Rojava and Sinjar Aid Organisation RAP state that winter clothes, heating and basic foodstuff are among the basic and urgent needs of the Kurdish Yazidis who haven’t left their land despite the still ongoing attacks of the inhumane ISIS gangs. Medicine and health workers are among the other primary needs of the Yazidi people who are continuing to stay in summer tents in the depth of winter. Read more

Monday 12 January 2015

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FiratFirat News: In Kobanê war is no obstacle to mother tongue education

After years of assimilation policies and denial under the Syrian regime mother tongue education is continuing in the war-ravaged city despite the attacks of ISIS gangs. Read more

Sunday 11 January 2015

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ypgFirat News: YPG General Command condemns the terrorist attacks in France

YPG underlined that: “As the guardians of human values in a fight against Daesh (ISIS) terrorists in Kobani, we promise again to confront the vicious terrorists until the end when the justice is served.”

Recalling that the Kurdish people conduct an extensive struggle against terrorist forces, and Kurdish young men and women are giving their lives every day for this cause, YPG stressed that while experiencing these conditions, they could truly understand the grief of the people of France and share their sorrow.

The YPG statement noted that: “As the editor of Charlie Hebdo magazine, Stephane Charbonnier (Charb) had earlier mentioned in one of his writings, we the People’s Defense Units (YPG) are not only defending our land, rather we conduct an honorable resilience against a dark force which is trampling on human values. With accepting no difference between people’s language, religion, race, or gender, we are fighting against the enemies of humanity for over two years to defend equality, freedom, and democracy which are common human values.” Read more

Saturday 10 January 2015

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Syrian Observatory 2014Firat News:  ISIS attacking mosques in Kobanê 

ISIS gangs that carry out attacks on the holy places of different communities in the name of ‘Islam’, have rendered the Sheikh Sehan mosque in Kobanê unusable through mortar fire.

The YPG/YPJ fighters are continuing their historic resistance against ISIS gangs that launched their attacks on Kobanê on 15 September. The gangs are suffering heavy losses as the YPG/YPJ fighters continue their “cleansing operation” and advance. The self-styled ‘Jihadi’ gangs have failed in their efforts to throttle the democratic model being constructed in Rojava. As they suffer defeat the gangs have targeted a mosque in their mortar attacks on the town. Read more

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