Tag Archives: YPJ

As Turkish land/air offensive escalates, Kurdish militias (YPG/J) reject Biden-Erdogan ultimatum

  Turkish armed forces have just crossed into Syria with US air support. But this was not an operation focused on pushing Daesh (Isis/Isil) out of the border city of Jarabulus, as some sources have insisted. Amid suggestions of ethnic cleansing against Kurdish … Continue reading

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Turkey, Iran & Russia agree to neutralise Kurds as Assad’s warplanes attack YPG/J

  Turkey has just reached an ‘understanding’ with Iran and with Russia over the fate of Syria. And this has coincided with a relentless Syrian bombardment of the most effective ground forces in the fight against Daesh (Isis/Isil). Since 16 August, the Syrian air force has … Continue reading

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EU designates Turkey as ‘safe’ to return refugees; Erdogan escalates civil war against Kurds

This month the European Commission released a document that designated Turkey as a ‘safe third country’ to which thousands of refugees could be returned. Plans are underway to ensure that all refugees not eligible for relocation in Europe will be … Continue reading

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Seasonal greetings from the Kurd frontline offensive against ISIS

The latest reports from the frontline offensive by the Kurd-led Syrian Democratic Forces (QSD) against ISIS is given below, with updates from December 24 and 25. The above video footage takes a look at the actions conducted by joint QSD … Continue reading

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In powerful speech to UN, woman who escaped ISIS demands liberation of Yezidis

In August 2014, Islamic State jihadists attacked Sinjar, home to over 400,000 Yezidis. Subsequently the United Nations confirmed that 5,000 Yezidi men were executed and as many as 7,000 women and girls were made sex slaves. Earlier this month the … Continue reading

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Kurdish women fighters (YPJ) speak about their fight against jihadists

Today it was reported – see video at end of article – that Rojavan Kurds (of northern Syria) are heading north to cross the Turkish border to offer help to their beleagured cousins in North Kurdistan, which has been under … Continue reading

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US likely to ditch Rojavan Kurds once fully exploited in war against ISIS

The United States Government doesn’t give a toss about the Kurds – and would quite happily see the anarchist variety (Syrian/Turkish) obliterated by the Turkish military. But for the moment the US is ‘advising’ the YPG/YPJ (Syrian Kurds) in the … Continue reading

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