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British #YPJ Womens Fighter Kimmie Taylor: Rojava Revolution has Given me a new Life

British #YPJ fighter Kimmie Taylor came to N. Syria to write about women’s revolution, now takes part in the #Raqqa offensive. @kimmieslife   photo: Kimmie wearing the typical flower scarf of the YPJ

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    Wed Feb 8, 2017 translated from kurdiscat with thanks 
    Kimmie Taylor came to Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) to make a study of 10 days. Now is voluntary militia Yekîneyên Parastinê Jinê Yen (Women’s Defense Units, YPJ) and combat Democratic Forces in Syria (Syrian Democratic Forces, SDF). His name is Zilan Dilb militia). Apoc has learned little by Kurdish militia and Saturday was between announcing the launch of the third phase of the campaign ‘Wrath of the Euphrates. ”

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    27-year-old Taylor is dedicated to journalism. She has hidden realities in the Western press. Therefore it has been in Africa, Latin America or China. Why has remained in Syria? “Rojava has been given life. I came to carry out a study of 10 days. I came to write the revolution of women.

    Continue reading British #YPJ Womens Fighter Kimmie Taylor: Rojava Revolution has Given me a new Life

SDF forces launch 3rd stage of Liberating Raqqa from ISIS

KDN  Kurdistan, Syriaraqqa-operation-new04-678x381RAQQA (ANHA) – Wrath of Euphrates operation room has declared the beginning of the third stage of the liberation of eastern countryside of al-Raqqa campaign, and they called people of the area to get away from terrorists’ positions.
Wrath of Euphrates operation room released a statement to the public opinion and declared that the 3rd stage of the eastern countryside of al-Raqqa liberation campaign has been begun, and they called youths of al-Raqqa to join their forces and participate in completing their areas- liberation.

The statement was read by the spokesperson of Wrath of Euphrates operation room Jihan Sheikh Ahmad in the Şabdax village in al-Raqqa city.

The statement contains the following:

“Meanwhile the military operations are continuing in the western countryside of al-Raqqa for liberating what remained from its ISIS-held space, we declare the beginning of al-Raqqa countryside and city liberation third stage campaign that aims for liberating the eastern countryside of the city and rescuing our people from the terrorists of ISIS and their fierce practices that increase as their ending approaches,  particularly that we are massively supported by our proud people including different component and the increasing aid of the global coalition forces as they are securing advance of our forces by aerial coverage and also the help special forces provide to our forces on the ground with the blessing of sheikhs and tribal notables, completion of the military campaign will be our major concern now in this stage”.

This phase of Wrath of Euphrates campaign will continue with all the military factions that participated in the previous stages in addition to a huge number of youths from the areas recently liberated, and military factions recently formed by locals during the wars led by Wrath of Euphrates operation room after they have been trained and armed by the aid and support of the global coalition forces to fight ISIS.

In this decisive war of al-Raqqa and its countryside’s liberation, we call our people to get away from the terrorists’ positions, and aid our forces as they reach their areas, in addition to that, people should be taking shelter from our advancing military units and resort to safe regions under our forces control.

Moreover, we call all free men and women of al-Raqqa to join our forces to complete liberating their areas.

Nesrin Abdullah, spokeswoman YPJ Rojava – ‘Defend the Land. Transform the People’.

ypj-against-isisfrom  Kurdis Cat, with thanks. illustrations added

The spokeswoman for the Yekîneyên Parastinê Yên Jinê (Women’s Defense Units, YPJ), Nesrin Abdullah, has analyzed the current situation by the Firat News Agency in the first interview of the year 2017:

As YPJ, how do you evaluate the war in 2016? In what battles and operations did you participate?

In the first place, 2016 was a different year because some formations were established and the YPJ took part in these formations. Before 2016, YPG and YPJ carried out co-organized operations. However, in 2016, the YPJ participated in new structures and operations as a women’s force.nesrin-abdullahNesrin Abdullah, spokeswoman YPJ: ‘the struggle is not only for the defense of our land, but also for transforming people’ Continue reading Nesrin Abdullah, spokeswoman YPJ Rojava – ‘Defend the Land. Transform the People’.

New International Anti-Fascist Battalion “AIT” in Rojava

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by Pablo Heraklio   from.. Rojava Azadî
In the Autonomous Area of Rojava the fighting does not cease while the federative and cooperative advance continues.
Health and strength to those who fight!


Dilsoz Baha, ( first name Kevin Jochim) was killed in clashes with ISIS on July 6th, 2015 during operations around Girê Spî (Til Abyad, Rojava  see also.. )  see also 500 Europeans fighting with YPG Revolution: homage to Kevin Jochim


A new international anti-fascist battalion has been formed in Rojava to combat the Islamic State, the AIT, (Anti-Fascist International Tabur) with volunteers from around the world. The battalion was officially constituted on 12/19/2016 with a press release.

Its symbol, a phoenix, was taken from the revolutionaries who fought Franco’s fascism in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Continue reading New International Anti-Fascist Battalion “AIT” in Rojava

Briton and Canadian killed while Fighting against ISIS for YPG/SDF Revolution in Syria

 
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 Another British man has been killed fighting against Islamic State in northern Syria, his family and Kurdish activists have said.

Ryan Lock, 20, from Chichester, West Sussex, died on 21 December during an offensive by anti-Islamic State forces to recapture the city of Raqqa, the extremist group’s de facto capital.

Lock’s father, Jon, said in a statement: “Ryan was a vRyan Lock, from Chichester, who has been killed in northern Syria.ery caring and loving boy who would do any thing to help anyone. He had a heart of gold. We ask for privacy to allow our family to grieve.

”Ryan Lock, from Chichester, who has been killed in northern Syria. Photograph: family handout

Lock, who had no previous military experience and had worked as a chef before travelling  and training in Syria, was one of many foreign volunteers who have joined the People’s Defence Units (YPG), the Kurdish military force fighting in northern Syria.

Canadian Man Killed Fighting Daesh Alongside Syrian Kurds in Raqqa

Canadian volunteer with the People’s Protection Units (YPG) Nazzareno Antonio Tassone was killed in operation to retake the city of Raqqa from the Daesh terror group, according to official statement.  (Sputnik) —  continues further down.. Continue reading Briton and Canadian killed while Fighting against ISIS for YPG/SDF Revolution in Syria

SDF resume offensive on ISIS Raqqa with 1000’s of new Volunteers

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On Friday the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) agreed to resume the ‘Wrath of the Euphrates’ campaign against the ISIS HQ in Raqqa, departing from Tall Saman which they captured in November. Currently the forefront of the democratic forces led by the YPG / YPJ is 30 km from Ar Raqqah, capital of  fundamentalist Syria.attack-on-raqqaThe Turkish invasion with their FSA jihadists mercenaries in the west of Al Bab and north of Manbij cautioned the SDF not to continue the advance on ar-Raqqah, (see SDF will halt Raqqa operation if Turkey does not stop attacking Manbij).  Hopefully they now have guarantees that Turkey will be restrained.08b22527ad19c54eb7606bd3e26f9f98

The SDF was set up by the Kurdish YPG/YPJ rebels as a non ethnic and non religion based Coalition. It is rapidly growing, doubling in size in 6  months as various brigades, mainly arabic, join up and undergo training, and includes western volunteer soldiers and medics, especially from anarchist milieu who support the Rojava Revolution.  (see Rojava Revolution gets support: Mass Desertions to join SDF) Continue reading SDF resume offensive on ISIS Raqqa with 1000’s of new Volunteers

Turkish Bombers Excluded from Syria after massacring Kurds and Democratic forces (SDF)

Pro-jihadist Turkey can’t conduct airstrikes against Kurds in Syria anymoreturkey-blocked-from-syria-bombing

info from AL-BAB (Kurdish daily News) – Since Oct 22 Turkey’s Air Forces are blocked from continuing their aerial campaigns in Syria as part of their Euphrates Shield operation, as Syria has activated its  S-200 (and possibly S-300) air defense systems against the bombing by Turkish warplanes in Syrian airspace.

 The Turkish Air Forces launched their last air-strike in Syria on Oct. 22, on positions of Kurdish YPG/YPJ forces, which are a big part of the SDF, a fast growing democratic, non-ethnic, non religious, anti-sexist grouping which has partial US support.
 The Turkish military confirmed its warplanes had carried out 26 strikes on areas recently taken by the Kurdish YPG militia , the strongest force in the SDF. from ISIS. Continue reading Turkish Bombers Excluded from Syria after massacring Kurds and Democratic forces (SDF)