Firat News: Saleh Muslim: Kobanê fighting for humanity
Speaking at a panel discussion titled “ISIS attack on Kobanê and the future of the Middle East”, organised by Democratic Kurdish Society Centre in Amsterdam city of Holland, PYD (Democratic Union Party) Co-President Saleh Muslim stressed that Kurds in Kobanê were fighting for humanity. Read more
Firat News: Kader Ortakaya laid to rest
The latest victim of extrajudicial execution by Turkish security forces, 28 year-old Kader Ortakaya, who was shot in the head by Turkish soldiers as she crossed the border to support the Kobanê resistance on 6 November, has been laid to rest in Istanbul. Ortakaya was a member of the Social Freedom Party Initiative (TÖPG) and was an M.A. student at Marmara University. Read more
YPG fighters in the front line in Kobanê have issued a call to the whole world. “ISIS gang members come from all over the world. They are savage and brutal. As everyone knows they chop off heads and commit rape. We call on everyone, not just the Kurds, to see this barbarity and support us morally, if not materially. We will not leave our positions until we have thrown ISIS out of Kobanê. All the world’s states should know that we will fight to the end in Kobanê.” Read more
Western and Arab powers that are have deployed air strikes to prevent the Syrian town of Kobani falling to Islamic State must be ready to help another Kurdish enclave that is also surrounded by Islamist fighters, the local leader said on Friday.
Kobani has been besieged by Islamic State for more than a month, and only air strikes by a U.S.-led coalition and the deployment of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters have kept the hardline Sunni group at bay. Read more
Firat News: Soldiers deliberately targeted Ortakaya
It came out that the woman killed in the attack by Turkish troops at Suruç-Kobanê border today is 28-year-old Kader Ortakaya, an activist from the Collective Freedom Platform and post-graduate at Marmara University.
Kader Ortakaya has lost her life after being shot on the head as Turkish troops fired real bullets and intense tear gas on artists affiliated to the Initiative for Free Art who formed a human chain at Suruç-Kobanê border today.
Soldiers also fired tear gas and real bullets on the people at the Kobanê side of the border.
The young woman’s body has been taken to the hospital in Kobanê and will reportedly be transferred to the Forensic Medicine Institution in Urfa via the Mür?itp?nar border crossing. Read more
The operation launched by YPG/YPJ fighters in east Serêkaniyê on 3 November night is continuing.
Releasing a statement about the ongoing operation, YPG Press Centre said the villages of Migran, Timat, Dibê, Duadan and Emadan and 23 hamlets have been cleansed of gangs and liberated as part of the operation.
The statement reported that YPG forces also took control of a strategic hill near the village of Alya last night, killing 13 members of the gangs and seizing large quantities of ammunition belonging to them, as well as the corpse of a militant. Read more
YPG Commander Mahmud Berxwedan said after the peshmerga forces crossed into Kobanê they have acted like a single army, rather than in coordination. He added: “The peshmerga are endeavouring to carry out what is asked of them in a self-sacrificing way.” Mahmud Berxwedan said the peshmerga had carried out effective strikes against the ISIS gangs with the heavy weaponry they had brought with them.
Mahmud Berxwedan said that since the end of October the initiative had passed to the YPG forces and answered questions from the ANF regarding the arrival of the peshmerga, the situation of civilians and the latest state of the conflict. Read more
Kobanê YPG and YPJ commanders Mahmud Berxwedan and Roza Kobanê greeted those who participated in the events on 1 November “World Kobanê Day”, saying: We promise the millions who came on to the streets victory.”
Kobanê YPG commander Mahmud Berxwedan said the worldwide rallies for Kobanê that took place on 1 November World Kobanê Day had given them a morale boost, and that this day had emerged as a result of the resistance of the YPG and YPJ.
Berxwedan drew attention in particular to the solidarity rallies that took place in 7 provinces of Afghanistan, where there is pressure from radical Islamist groups, and that this was proof that ISIS had begun to splinter. Read more
The Party of the European Left (EL) has decided at a meeting of its Presidential Council in Athens to launch a campaign to provide economic and political support for Kobanê and for the removal of the PKK from the EU’s list of “terrorist organisations”.
The EL’s Presidential Council is meeting in Athens. At yesterday’s session the subjects of Kobanê and the PKK were discussed.
The Party of the European Left is an association of socialist, communist, red-green and left democrat parties from different EU countries and associate members. Read more
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SOHR documented the death of 5772 people, who were killed in October 2014, and they are as following :
1064 civilians, including 251 children under the age of 18 and 112 women.
1552 Syrian fighters from rebels and Islamic battalions and YPG.
3 dissident soldiers.
1342 Non-Syrian fighters from the IS, Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Mohajrin wa al-Ansar army, and Jund al-Aqsa.
876 soldiers from regime forces.
770 NDF, peoples committees and regime spies.
128 Non-Syrian fighters allied to regime forces, including Shiaa fighters.
9 unknown people. Read more