Oproep: dringende hulp aan pro-Koerdische SDF-milities in frontlinie tegen Islamitische Staat en bescherming van Democratische Federatie van Noord-Syrië tegen Turkse aanvallen

Terwijl de eindstrijd om de bevrijding van Raqqa, de officieuze hoofdstad van de Islamitische Staat in Syrië, in alle hevigheid is losgebarsten, hebben de Syrische Koerden en hun Arabische, christelijke, Turkmeense en andere bondgenoten dringend internationale hulp nodig, niet enkel militair, maar ook diplomatiek en humanitair. Ook onze politici kunnen hen op verschillende manieren helpen! Daarnaast willen ...

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SDF announces the launch of ‘Great Battle’ for Raqqa

Published by KurdishQuestion on 6/6/17 The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) General Command announced the launch of the 'Great Battle' for the liberation of Raqqa from ISIS. The historic statement was read by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Spokesman Talal Silo in the Hezîma town north of Raqqa. Representatives of SDF commanders, representatives of the Raqqa Civilian Council and Co-President Leyla Mustefa and ...

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YPG accuses Turkey of intensifying attacks on Kurdish areas north Syria

Published by ARA News on May 29, 2017 The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said today that the Turkish army and allied Syrian rebels continue to attack YPG positions near Kobane and Afrin. In an official statement, the YPG leadership also said that Turkey uses drones to monitor YPG positions in Rojava-Northertn Syria. “On May 21, Turkish warplanes flew on the border with Kobane from the west at 16:30 ...

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Îlham Ehmed: Russia is threatening Kurds with Turkey

Published by ANF English on 31st of May 2017 Syrian Democratic Council (MSD) Co-chair Îlham Ehmed stated that Turkey approached Russia when they couldn’t find the support they wanted in the US to attack Rojava, and that Russia in turn threatened the Kurds with Turkey’s attacks. Îlham Ehmed wrote at her column in the Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper: “Russia forcing the Kurds to choose between the Baath regime ...

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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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Tensions escalate between Kurdish YPG forces and Turkish troops north Syria

Clashes continued for the third consecutive day between Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Turkey’s military in several areas in northern Syria, military sources reported on Friday. The Turkish Army bombed several villages in the Kurdish Afrin district, including Panerak, Shankila, Midan Akbas and Rajo. “The Turkish artillery bombarded YPG security checkpoints and residential buildi ...

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Raqqa Civilian Council calls for aid for 100,000 IDPs from ISIS-held areas

Published by ARA News on 28th of April 2017 On Thursday, the Raqqa Civilian Council called on the international community to provide more aid to the people of Raqqa. “As the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continue to achieve overwhelming victories in Raqqa in their war on Daesh [ISIS] terrorism on behalf of the whole world, a massive refugees’ movements have been witnessed in the few past days,” the council ...

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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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