Turkey vs Rojava: false videos inflame hatred of Kurds.. Defend the SDF!

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We share a report from many by The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights   about Turkish attacks on the SDF .

Context: The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were started in 2015 to expand the Rojava Revolution by inviting male and female militias of all races and religions to join in expanding and defending the struggle.

Now it’s a multi ethnic, multi religion, anti sexist, non authoritarian federation, which includes women and dozens of groups of all religions and races, having liberated Manbij, Raqqa and Deir es Zor etc. from ISIS terror. the SDF is now the official military force of the  Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AA)    Kurds may now be a minority in the SDF but the YPG/YPJ is the biggest militia.

Turkey again makes daily threats to eliminate the 70,000 strong force, financing and supplying ISIS remnants,as well as HTS Al Qaeda, Islamic militias and infiltrating terrorist gangs, while Assad forces conspire with tribal leaders to foment resistance. The SDF still has ‘protection’ by none less than a small force of the USA military, for their own imperialist reasons, though Trump still plans to pull out.

Press reports suggest Erdogan may take advantage of the truce in the Turkish supplied Idlib war to invade  Rojava (AA)  on the pretext of creating a 32km ”safe zone” which would include the main Kurdish cities, in a dirty deal with the US.

That is, ERdogan needs permission from the US to use the airspace and bomb Rojava cities to oblivion. (In exchange for  ???) This was what made the Afrin invasion possible, but that time it was Russia which did the dirty deal and gave bombing permission.

In preparation for a planned Turkish military operation east of Euphrates, the media campaign to create Arab–Kurdish strife continues through creation of more fake videos

”Media fabrications by the Turkey-loyal [ie mercenary] groups continue spreading videos showing men dressed as  members of the Syria Democratic Forces torturing and beating citizens, in order to create  Arab–Kurdish strife in the east Euphrates area and northeast of Aleppo”.

”The latest of these is a video showing members dressed as SDF, speaking in Kurdish, and torturing an Arab family, who they beat, insult, and do immoral acts to. Also the video shows a car belonging to Asayish [SDF security] with SDF flag next to it, which was met with angry reactions on social media.

But a lot of evidence proves the fabrication of this fake video: it shows the speaker saying that these are women fleeing forced recruitment, but there is no forced recruitment for women within SDF;

also their uniform is different from the dress of the SDF; …also the car in the video belongs to Asayish and their uniform is also different from the  SDF; …also, the video was circulated as if it was in Manbij but there is no presence of SDF flags and cars in that city;  also the SDF have always rejected all forms of torture and abuse against Syrian citizens of any party.

Such primitive fabricated videos appear successively at a time when Turkey is poised to launch a military campaign east of Euphrates, aiming to create Arab – Kurdish strife, which has been met the anger by some citizens, just like previous videos of killing, raping, and torture”.

Various reports are claiming that Turkey has been training islamist refugees and has prepared jihadi militias in Idlib,  Afrin, Azaz.. to occupy and exterminate locals after the pending invasion.


03/08/2019 Unidentified gunmen attack a military outpost of the SDF in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor

Amy Austin Holmes @AmyAustinHolmes

Even if a Turkish occupation East of Euphrates was limited to 6 miles and not 20-25 miles like Erdogan wants, that would still include border cities of Qamislo, Kobane, Serekaniye, Derik.

No one I’ve met here in NE wants that. https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/07/us-envoy-talks-turkey-invade-syria-threat.html#ixzz5uVtb9XOchttp://almon.co/38hh  via @AlMonitor

US envoy holds talks in Ankara as Turkey threatens to invade Syria       al-monitor.com       

Nusaybin, May 2016, a European city after a Turkish ‘peacekeeping operation’ Genocide in Europe: Nusaybin surrenders after 74 days ..in total ruins and deafening silence

Turkey has a huge modern NATO military controlled by the elected dictator Erdogan, and has destroyed parts of many Kurdish cities like Cizre and Nusaybin inside Turkey and invaded and occupied Afrin, Al Bab,parts of Iraq etc, in a continuing massive and multi faceted military  and political clampdown on autonomous and feminist organising and demands for basic human rights.

 



Turkish reinforcements and mobilizations on the Turkish side are bringing more tanks to the border strip areas such as Tal Abyad, Ras Al Ain and Ayn al-Arab (Kobani), while the sky of the area is witnessing daily flights of reconnaissance drones by the U.S. Forces.

The Syrian Observatory published on the 13th of July 2019, that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from reliable sources that the Turkish Intelligence intends to hold training courses for Syrian fighters loyal to Turkey on the Turkish territory.

 

SDF-resists-Turkey..  Every place will turn into a battlefield, if Turkey attacks

 

 


04/08/2019 For the 2nd day in a row, casualties and injuries in renewed violent clashes in Aleppo countryside between the Kurdish Forces against the Turkish Forces and their loyal Factions


Turkey has trained hundreds of members of the police and security services in the areas of the “Olive Branch and Euphrates Shield”, inside its camps, and graduated several batches affiliated to the police bodies, while these preparations apparently come as a Turkish preparation for carrying out a new military operation inside Syrian territory, and as usual, the aim is the areas controlled by the Syria Democratic Forces and this time it (the military operation) will be in the Euphrates and Al-Jazeera.

 

Raqqa was recaptured by a unique alliance under the SDF banner

 

The Rojava Kurds formed the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) in 2015 and welcomed dozens of Arab, Assyrian, yazidi, Christian..militias into a common front, spreading their revolutionary methods (eg in Manbij Council).Yazidi women victims have formed their own militia within SDF and the first Arab women’s militia has been formed (July ’17). There are profound feminist implications in the context of previous extreme social repression.

03/08/2019 The south of Al-Hasakah witnesses the explosion of a booby-trapped motorcycle in conjunction with the passing of a military vehicle of the SDF

 


”Sources from the leadership of the Syria Democratic Forces confirmed that they strongly welcome an Egyptian initiative in preventing the Turkish invasion of the east Euphrates area and the Syrian north, in the area controlled by Syria Democratic Forces, and discuss a solution to manage the north-east of Syria.

The Syrian Observatory monitored that the US Forces continue patrolling within the area between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and Manbij area, while the Syrian Observatory monitored yesterday that the regime forces, who were deployed last Friday on the contact lines in the northern and western countryside of Manbij, , have completed their withdrawal from the northern and north-western areas of Manbij countryside .. so that there will be no frictions between them (the regime forces) and between the American patrols in the area, which are still conducting patrols in Manbij countryside, despite the Turkish threats of carrying out a military operation in the area”.

A woman embraces a Syrian Democratic Forces (SSDF) fighter after she was evacuated with others by the SDF during the epic siege and capture of Manbij from ISIS

The SOHR also published on the 20th of November 2018, that the Turkish authorities are supervising on forming sleeper cells that active within areas of control of the Syria Democratic Forces east of Euphrates. In the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: the Turkish authorities are forming cells under the supervision of their Intelligence service, composed mostly from people of al-Raqqah and Deir Ezzor provinces.

Their training is being overseen in secret training camps within areas of control of the Euphrates Shield Operation (Turkish) Forces, in occupied Afrin and in the northern countryside of Aleppo, where they are trained in  bombings and assassinations.

The sources confirmed the process of forming the cells and sending them to areas east of the Euphrates;

These cells then work to carry out assassinations against leading, political, and military personalities in addition to trying to create a rift between components of the society within the east of Euphrates area.

Foreign volunteers have joined the SDF and many have died resisting ISIS and Turkey

SDF/YPJ defenders killed by Turkey

 

 

 


Defend the SDF! The Resurrection of Raqqa

The SDF has been heavily abused in the Turkish and Syrian press. But the facts remain that after conquering ISIS it has handed over local power to elected councils and security forces made up of all ethnicities and women. Not an easy task in the chaos of war under Turkish blockade and terrorist infiltration. In the nearly two years since the conquest of the ISIS capital Raqqa the population has flooded back, more than doubling to near half a million. Despite little international help there is locally run security and  de-mining, water, electricity, drainage, schools, and a  rebuilding effort have taken place. Despite everything Raqqa and nearby Al Tabqa  are becoming once again a thriving multi ethnic ‘liberation capital’.

 

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ANHA News shared with thanks.


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