Laat ons niet in de steek nadat we IS verslaan hebben – Sinam Mohamad

Sinam Mohamad, buitenlands afgevaardigde voor de Democratische Federatie van Noord-Syrië, schreef onderstaand opiniestuk in The New York Times van 11 mei 2017. Het is een oproep aan de Amerikaanse regering en de Amerikaanse bevolking om de Syrische Koerden ook na de val van IS te blijven steunen tegen dreigende aanvallen vanuit Turkije. De vrees bestaat immers dat de VS eens Raqqa bevrijd is (en de VS de ov ...

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Once We Beat ISIS, Don’t Abandon Us – Sinam Mohamad

Published on the Opinion Pages of The New York Times on May 11, 2017 AMUDA, Syria — At long last, those of us struggling to maintain a fledgling democracy in Northern Syria have been buoyed by the announcement from the Trump administration that the American military will begin to directly arm the Kurdish men and women who make up the backbone of the Syrian Democratic Forces. Those forces have been America’s ...

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Coalition confirms Tabqa liberation, calls SDF ‘most committed’ partner against ISIS

Published by ARA News on May 12, 2017 The Trump administration announced Tuesday it will arm Syria’s Kurdish fighters “as necessary” to recapture the key ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, despite intense opposition from NATO ally Turkey, which sees the Kurds as “terrorists”. The decision is meant to accelerate the Raqqa operation but undermines the Turkish government’s view that the Syrian Kurdish People;’s Protect ...

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Kurds demand no-fly zone in Syrian Kurdistan after Turkish airstrike

Published by EKurd Daily on 27 April 2017 QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Fighting erupted on Wednesday along Syria’s Kurdish northeastern border between Turkish forces and Kurdish militiamen, as tensions boiled over in the aftermath of deadly Turkish air strikes the previous day. The strikes against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) have thrown the complexity of Syria’s war into sharp relief and eve ...

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Heavy clashes hit Rojava as Syrian Kurds respond to Turkish attacks

Published by ARA News on April 27, 2017 Artillery of the Turkish army on Wednesday hit the Kurdish town of Derbassiye in Syria’s northeastern Hasakah province, shutting down the road between Derbassiye and Serikaniye. Furthermore, clashes broke out between Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Turkish military near the town of Afrin. “The Turkish army is targeted the positions of t ...

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Turkije bombardeert de Syrische en Iraakse Koerden: woensdag protest in Brussel (Nav Bel)

De Turkse luchtmacht heeft afgelopen nacht de Syrische Koerden van Rojava, en de Yezidis van de Iraaks-Koerdistan gebombardeerd. De YPG in Syrië liet weten dat 20 van hun strijders gestorven zijn, en 18 gewond. Er is ook sprake van burgerslachtoffers. In Shengal (Irak) is er ook een burger en 2 Yezidische strijders omgekomen. In Shengal werden een graandepot en een radiostation aangevallen. Eens te meer laa ...

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Statement Regarding Turkish Military Aggression in Rojava-North Syria and Shingal (Rojava-North Syria Representation Office in Benelux)

Dear all,   On behalf of all Rojava-North Syria Representation Offices in Europe: Please find below a statement regarding last night's attacks by the Turkish army against Cizire and Shingal from the Representation Offices of Rojava-North Syria in Europe.   Best Regards,   Sheruan Hassan Chair of the Rojava-North Syria Representation Office in Benelux   ...

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Externet IV (Solidarity for all)

Naast internet plaatsen wij externet: echte ontmoetingen met echte mensen. Gesprekken over politiek, de samenleving, verzet, solidariteit en een andere wereld. Eens per maand worden sprekers uitgenodigd die er een vol uur hun mens- en wereldbeeld schetsen. Hun visie op hoe het leven er zou kunnen uitzien. Nadien is er tijd voor informele gedachtenwisseling. Aan democratische prijs kan u er rustig iets drink ...

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Syrian Kurdistan administration sees end to economic ‘siege’

Posted on Ekurd Daily on 3 March 2017. AMUDA, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish-led administration in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), northwest Syria, says a new land corridor to the government-controlled west marks an economic breakthrough for their autonomous Kurdish region that has been under “siege” by hostile parties. Abdul Karim Saroukhan, head of the Kurdish-led administration, also warned that Turkey risked ...

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Syrian government forces reach Manbij, Rojava border – reports

Published by Komnews.com on February 2, 2017   The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have reached the lines of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to the east of al-Bab and southwest of Manbij on Monday, according to local sources. The Tiger Forces, a relatively small special forces unit of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), has reached the front lines controlled by the SDF, the sources said. Thus, governm ...

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