On Talks for Political Settlement in Syria Joint Press Release 24 July 2015

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2015 July 24 NCB SNCOn Talks for Political Settlement in Syria Joint Press Release “Original in Arabic” Syrian Coalition/National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria – NCB, July 24, 2015

For the fifth consecutive year, our people in Syria have been making enormous sacrifices to regain freedom and dignity, putting an end to tyranny, establishing a democratic civilian ruling system based on political pluralism and peaceful transfer of power, as well as to guaranteeing the rights of all Syrians on the basis of equal citizenship. Read more

Thursday 23 July 2015

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A plainclothes policeman stands guard following an attack on police officers in Diyarbakir, Turkey, July 23, 2015.  REUTERS/Sertac Kayar

A plainclothes policeman stands guard following an attack on police officers in Diyarbakir, Turkey, July 23, 2015. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: When Bashar al- Assad’s barrel bombs turn the children into body parts coincided with de Mistura visit to Damascus

The number of civilians who were killed in the massacre committed by Bashar al- Assad’s helicopters due to dropping barrel bombs on the Western Gharya in the northeast of Daraa, coincided with the presence of the UN envoy Stefan de Mistura in Damascus, has risen to 13, including a woman and her 2 children, whose bodies turned into parts, a pregnant woman, 2 midwives and 2 boys. In addition to, a woman, her child and 2 children from Daraa camp killed died due to missile attack by the regime forces. Meanwhile Abo Hadi al- Abboud, who is the leader of Fallojet Horan Division that is one of the most important rebel factions fights Bashar al- Assad regime in the province of Daraa, killed due to targeting him by a tank The regime forces shelled places in in Daraa – al- Na’imah battlefield. Information also reported casualties on the regime troops’ ranks in the clashes of Daraa City.   Read more

Tuesday 21 July 2015

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2015 July 21ANF: One-day mourning in North Kurdistan for victims of Suruç massacre

DTK (Democratic Society Congress) has declared one-day mourning in North Kurdistan in memory of the victims of yesterday’s Suruç massacre which left 32 people dead and dozens of others wounded.

DTK held an emergency meeting yesterday evening in the wake of the bloody suicide attack which targeted members of the Socialist Youth Associations Federation (SGDF) in the garden of Amara Cultural Center located in Urfa’s Suruç district, where 300 socialist youths from Istanbul met before going to Kobanê in order to join reconstruction efforts. Read more

Monday 20 July 2015

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2015 July 20ANF: Explosion in Suruç – UPDATE

An explosion took place in the garden of Amara Cultural Center located in Urfa’s Suruç district, where 300 Socialist Youth Associations Federation (SGDF) members from Istanbul met before going to Kobanê in order to join reconstruction efforts. The explosion happened right before the press statement of the socialist youths who were going to start working in Kobanê today. The garden of Amara Cultural Center turned into a bloodbath after the explosion.

Despite the threat of a second attack, survivors of the bombing intervened in the chaotic situation and tried to help wounded people. Ambulances began to carry injured people to hospitals and the bodies of the deceased youth are being kept at the scene of the event. Read more

Sunday 19 July 2015

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ANF: YPG: ISIS gangs entirely encircled in Hesekê

YPG Press Office has reported that constant military operations conducted by joined forces of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) and the Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) continue to confront the ISIS gang group attempting occupation efforts near the city of Hesekê, Rojava.

Conducting operational forces in the east of Hesekê, the Defense Units last night advanced from Aziziyah neighborhood to the south of the city and from the Mt. Kezwan to the east, and reached each other – in a substantial method to complete a sieging perimeter on Hesekê. In this way, all ISIS supply routes from rural districts to localities of Nashwa, Khweran and Panorama were cut off.

In west Hesekê, YPG/YPJ units last night progressed toward the Nashwa distric where sporadic clashes occurred between YPG/YPJ troops and ISIS gangs near the village of Um Hijra. Read more

Friday 17 July 2015

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2015 July 17ANF: YPJ Kobanê Commander: Women became the revolution itself

YPJ (Women’s Defense Units) Kobanê Commander Sorxwin Zagros spoke to ANF about the influence of the Rojava revolution on women and women’s struggle on its fourth anniversary.

Zagros pointed out that the Rojava revolution wasn’t related with the leadership of women alone, saying; “Women became the revolution itself in all areas.”

Remarking that the Rojava revolution has not only transformed women into a will but also crushed the dominant point of view of men, Zagros said the struggle of the world’s women has also gained a new way out with the women’s revolution in Rojava, West Kurdistan. Read more

Thursday 16 July 2015

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ANF imageANF: PYD: Autonomous Administration is the result of July 19 Revolution

PYD stated that the Democratic Autonomous Administration, the Social Contract and the democratic solution projects in Rojava, West Kurdistan, were the result of the July 19 revolution.

Democratic Union Party (PYD) Executive Council released a written statement on the 4th anniversary of its establishment, and said that the Democratic Autonomous Administration in Rojava was the result of the July 19 Revolution. Read more

Wednesday 15 July 2015

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2015 July 15Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Explosion in the city of al-Hasakah, and YPG advances in the southwest of al-Hasaka city

A loud explosion took place in al-Hasakah city in the area between al-Basel roundabout at the southern entrance to the center of Al-Hasakah city and al-Panorama roundabout at the southern outskirts of the city caused by the explosion of a booby- trapped vehicle, it coincided with airstrikes on the area and on other areas southeast of the city.

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Tuesday 14 July 2015

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Staffan de MisturaSyrian Observatory for Human Rights: 132 killed. The dead : 16 civilians, 25 rebels, 18 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 22 Regular forces, 24 NDF, 9 unknown rebels, 10 IS,1 YPG,  4 non-Syrian militants allied to regime forces.

—A man was killed by an explosion in Kafar Nubol.

— 7 rebels killed by 2 suicide attacks targeted Ahrar al-Sham movement in Salqin area west of Idlib. Read more

Monday 13 July 2015

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2015 July 13ANF: Military operations by YPG/YPJ target ISIS-occupied southern Hesekê 

YPG Press Office said in a written statement that attacks by the ISIS gangs continue to target the city of Hesekê, Rojava, West Kurdistan.

The statement said that members of the People’s Defense Units (YPG), joined by the Women’s Defense Units (YPJ), yesterday, July 12, started a new operation against the ISIS gangs in the south of Hesekê. During this operation YPG/YPJ forces targeted an ISIS compound in the neighborhood of Khweran, killed 4 ISIS fighters.

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