‘Erdogan’s terrorists ”Assassinating, Beheading, Stabbing and Planting Explosives’ in ‘Safe Zone’


Turkish ‘elected dictator’ Tayyip Erdogan said yet again on Saturday that he will order a military air and ground operation east of the Euphrates river in Syria.“We’ve made our preparations, we’ve made our operation plans, given the necessary instructions”, the politician said, adding that Turkey would launch the illegal genocidal invasion “as soon as today or tomorrow”.

But a Turkish backed mercenary group, Ahrar al-Shaab  ” has already infiltrated the area and is committing dozens of atrocities,  specializing in assassinations, beheadings, stabbings and the planting of explosive devices to ‘avenge attacks by the resistance in occupied Afrin’, focusing on border cities such as Serekaniye, Dirbesiye and Qamishlo in Erdogan’s ”Safe Zone”. (see below and HERE https://rojavainformationcenter.com/2019/09/database).

7 Oct 2019. Yesterdays massive protests against imminent illegal Turkish Invasion in Sere Kaniye/Ras al-Ayn border.

Erdogan is still being courted by both the US and Russia who see Turkey as strategic, he has defied with impunity the now embattled Trump on the S400 deal and on buying Iranian oil, and now demands permission to use Syrian air space to again bomb the Syrian people before invading.

Erdogan claimed he intends to settle 3.5m Syrian refugees in Turkey in the invaded area he calls a ”safe zone”…

But over and over he previously claimed he wants to expel the local Kurdish population. ”cleanse Rojava” and restore the Ottoman Empire and is proving his wish in ‘turkifying’ Afrin, so this new senseless invasion would be more ethnic cleansing and attempted genocide.

Serekaniye demonstration ‘Down with the occupation’ Syrian Kurds protest

Erdogan has gained much needed support (his AKP party lost Istanbul city council) by complaining often about the  3.5m Syrian refugees in Turkey, although they are less than 5% of the Turkish population in a huge area. Turkey has already received 6,000,000,000 euros by blackmailing EU taxpayers to support them.

Refugees used again as Human Blackmail by Erdogan to extract money and impunity for Rojava invasion

Meanwhile they are forced to work black for starvation wages, boosting the economy and forcing salaries down for everyone. (The over 3 million Syrian refugees in Turkey (actually a tiny minority in a population of 81 million compared with the IDP’s hosted in Rojava and formerly Afrin) are being cruelly exploited as virtual black slave labour while being subsidised with billions of euros by the EU taxpayer with continuous blatant blackmail threats to ” flood Europe” with them.)

And now he is using them as a ridiculous excuse for a new illegal invasion, this time in NE Syria. (The idea of ‘settling’ 2,000,000 refugees in an already occupied  rural semi desert region with no resources might appeal to Erdogan’s favourite historical figure: Adolf Hitler).

Lebanon for example has nearly half its population Syrian refugees and gets little aid or attention. Afrin, before the ongoing invasion by Turkey, had nearly doubled its population hosting a huge number of Arab, Christian, Assyrian and Turkmen refugees and was hailed as a  model of direct democracy, gender equality and religious and ethnic tolerance.

Despite a siege blockade the Afrin population nearly doubled (172k to 323k )  while Turkey’s has only increased by 4.4%  (3.5 million out of 80 million).  (The total population of Afrin as of 2005 was recorded at only 172,095 people Wikipedia.) The Turkish takeover has forced a mass exodus of refugees from Afrin amidst documented reports of mass murder, widespread looting , kidnapping, rape, a continuing guerilla war and pillage by the Turkish contracted Jihadi mercenaries and Turkish military.

Once invaded Turkey will NEVER LEAVE, and a guerilla war will continue indefinitely. For example, Turkey refuses to leave Nth Cyprus,  or its illegal bases in Iraq,or Afrin, Al Bab, Jarablus, Azaz.. or of course the Syrian province of Hatay, now 80 years invaded and ethnically cleansed.

Erdogan forced more than half Afrin’s population to flee and they still survive in tent camps, seizing their property and importing thousands of jihadi mercenaries, Al Qaeda ex ISIS guerillas, and sponsored the Al Qaesa mini state in Idlib….

…and now has the utter hypocrisy to complain about refugees and announce a new invasion ‘to settle them in a safe area’.

Defeated but defiant. Massacres  by Turkish troops and  the mercenaries of FSA  around Afrin  as the NATO tanks finally rolled in and the Afrin defense became a guerilla war..

It is not necessary either to set  up a ”safe zone”.   All Turkey has to do is pull out and stop the arms, cash and material supplies,  HTS in Idlib would have to surrender the Al Qaeda State, the war would quickly end and the refugees would surely flock home. Continue reading “‘Erdogan’s terrorists ”Assassinating, Beheading, Stabbing and Planting Explosives’ in ‘Safe Zone’”

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; Continue reading “Turkey vs Rojava: false videos inflame hatred of Kurds.. Defend the SDF!”

# RiseUp4Rojava – 27 /28 Jan’19 – Where actions take place

Many organizations and groups around the world followed the call of the Internationalist Commune of Rojava, to defend the revolution in Rojava. We want to share some of the events, that will happen in this global days of actions. More will come…
Demonstrations, Meetings and other Events:

New: Magdeburg (Germany)
Protest: Monday 28. January, 6pm
Breiter Weg (on front of Karstadt) Magdeburg
Solidaritätsbündnis Kurdistan-Magdeburg

New: Heraklio (Crete / Greece)
Demonstration: Sunday 27. January, 12pm
Lion Square
Hevalên Girîtê

New: Stockholm (Sweden)
Protest: Monday 28. January, 4pm
Olof Palmes gata 17, SE-111 22 Stockholm, Sverige
SAAB’s head office in Stockholm
No Support For Erdogan

New: Malmö (Sweden)
Protest: Monday 28. January, 12pm
Rönnviksgatan 13, SE-213 74 Malmö, Sverige
No Support For Erdogan

Gaspé (Canada)
Info, Film & Discussion: Sunday 27. January, 5pm
Centre communautaire Douglas Community Center, 28 St-Patrick Avenue, Gaspé G4X 2Y2
Réseau Libertaire Brume NoireMadrid (Spain)
Demonstration: Sunday 27. January, 12pm
Tirso de Molina Square, Madrid
Azadî. Plataforma de Solidaritat amb el Poble Kurd

Free OcalanBarcelona (Catalonia)
Demonstration: Sunday 27. January 2pm,
Palau de Congressos de Catalunya, M/L3 Zona Universitaria, Barcelona
Azadî. Plataforma de Solidaritat amb el Poble Kurd

Continue reading “# RiseUp4Rojava – 27 /28 Jan’19 – Where actions take place”

Turkish Forces cross border as Erdogan Denies Syrian Right to enter Manbij

LATE NEWS..  Kremlin Confirms Syrian Army DeploymentIn Manbij As More Troops Head Towards City

 Photo : Press Service of the President of SyriaTurkey: Syrian Kurds ‘Have No Right’ to Seek Help from Damascus

Trump’s abrupt decision to pull troops out of Syria effectively gave Ankara the green light to take over and Turkify the remaining Kurdish-controlled areas in northern Syria, including important oilfields.
Turkey was all set to invade, poised to first take over the Manbij area and city, with thousands of jihadi mercenaries and its 500,000 strong army.
Then on Friday 28th Dec. the Kurds, in agreement with the Manbij Council invited Assad’s Syrian army to take control and the SAA immediately agreed and its troops planted the Syrian flag near the city….

 

December 28,by martyrashrakat  ”Turkey on Friday said Syrian Kurdish militants “does not have the right” to appeal to Damascus for help to counter a threatened Turkish offensive in the north”.Source: AFP


comment..      ‘An RT video shows Turkish troop convoys invading Syria at Jarablus. The Kurdish invitation to Assad’s troops to defend Manbij from Turkey and its slavering, drugged,  jihadi mercenaries has been accepted by Syria and some SAA troops are near the city.

However Erdogan seems to be going ahead with his invasion .. because it has nothing to do with a few Kurds being on the local multi ethnic council, and everything to do with destroying the Rojava Revolution, especially the liberation of women, and opening the way for a full scale invasion of eastern Rojava.

Erdogan is fuming mad, hopefully by just a day or two he has been prevented from seizing Manbij… which he would never ever give back.

Turkey-backed Syiran Ahrar al-Sharqiya member outside Manbij threatens Kurds with beheading. A Nato ally is sending jihadist to kill Kurds. https://twitter.com/ZagrosZagrosi/status/1077989384287330310

Erdogan wants to genocide the Kurds and their customs, language and democratic revolution, but even more he wants to invade, take over and Turkify another province on the way to creating his boasted new Ottoman Empire’….


by martyrashrakat  ”The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) controlling the area with arms does not have the right or power to make a statement or invite other elements on behalf of the local population,” the Turkish defense ministry said’…..

“We warn all sides to stay away from provocative actions and making statements that will bring further instability to the region,” the Turkish ministry said in a statement. Continue reading “Turkish Forces cross border as Erdogan Denies Syrian Right to enter Manbij”

Erdogan sending paid Jihadis against Manbij multi-ethnic and Womens’ revolution + UPDATE Assad’s Forces Invited In.

LATE LATE NEWS.>Turkish forces enter Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has refused to believe the Syrian

Turkish army now with jihadi terrorists outside Manbij

statement, brushing it aside as just a “psychological action.”Later in the day, the Turkish military crossed into Syrian territory at the border town of Jarablus Several convoys of Ankara’s armored personnel carriers were seen making their way through streets.

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LATE NEWS….Syria army ‘enters’ Kurdish-held Manbij

Reported troop entry into Manbij comes after Kurdish YPG asked for government help in preventing a ‘Turkish invasion’. But a senior Kurdish Image result for Ilham Ahmedofficial, Ilham Ahmed, reportedly told AP that government troops have arrived but not yet entered the city.The military declaration came moments after the People’s Protection Unit, or YPG, made an appeal to P.resident Bashar al-Assad‘s government to prevent a “Turkish invasion”. Image result for SAA in ManbijThousands of Turkish paid jihadi mercenaries had gathered on the Manbij border backed by the 500,000 strong Turkish army, but can now only proceed risking a Turkish war with Syria. “The aim is to ward off a Turkish offensive,” Ahmed said. “If the Turks’ excuse is the [Kurdish fighters], they will leave their posts to the government,” she said.  Syria said no autonomy offer has been offered to the YPG, but they did not make demands that they disarm, as happened in Afrin. The US still has two posts around Manbij but they are due to pull out. Erdogan furiously  called the announcement a ‘False Psyop’ but Turkey will now  have to make new plans to continue its genocidal plot to expand the ´’Ottoman Empire’.

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Trump’s abrupt decision to pull troops out of Syria has effectively given Ankara the green light to push into the remaining Kurdish-controlled areas in northern Syria.

The Arab section of SDF, Jaysh al-Thuwar, is taking the lead in defending Manbij against Turkey-backed jihadist groups and the Turkish army.
MANBIJ (ANF) – The Turkish state and their allied gangs have been fortifying their positions in the occupied areas around Manbij. The Manbij Military Council (multi-ethnic and women) has announced that they are ready to push back any and all attacks.
The Arab section of SDF, Jaysh al-Thuwar, is taking the lead in defending Manbij against Turkey, to counter the absurd accusations by Erdogan and Trump and the western media, that Manbij is a ‘nest of Kurdish terrorists’, and that Turkey is invading to ‘finish off ISIS’ when the nearest ISIS troops are over 500 kms away!
After a long bloody siege Manbij was liberated from ISIS terror in 2016. Now with Trump’s sellout/betrayal and Russian and Syrian permission, the neo-fascist expanding Erdogan regime is letting loose its paid jihadi gangs to destroy the Manbij revolution, enslave women as before, and open the way for a real genocide in eastern Rojava.
The US has given Erdogan free rein to flood Rojava with his fast growing mercenary army of jihadi Syrian militias, including many ISIS and Al Qaeda and militias now holed up in Idlib. Erdogan is paying the terrorists 500 Turkish dollars a month and offering loot, land and power destroying Rojava. Especially evil is the promise to destroy the unique womens’ liberation movement, returning women to semi slavery under medieval jihadi rule and implicitly offering the terrorist mercenaries the right to kidnap, rape and torture the heroic YPJ womens defense militia, as is already happening in Afrin.
Following the US decision to withdraw troops from Syria, the Turkish state has increased invasion attempts targeting Kurds. Massive invasion preparations are well advanced around Manbij area which will be a relatively easy target when the small US presence clears out.
Manbij is not even a Kurdish majority town and a unique independent multi ethnic and gender equal Council was set up after the SDF liberated it from ISIS  and successfully runs the area despite the Turkish blockade. Continue reading “Erdogan sending paid Jihadis against Manbij multi-ethnic and Womens’ revolution + UPDATE Assad’s Forces Invited In.”

Trump betrays anti ISIS heroes.. ‘Protect Rojava against Turkish Genocide’.. Chomsky

info from  Wladimir van Wilgenburg,      Noam Chomsky ….

“The other crucial question is the status of .Rojava. In my opinion, it makes sense for the United States to maintain a presence which would deter an attack on the Kurdish areas… The US should stay in northern Syria to deter attacks against Syrian Kurds”, said world famous American linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky in an interview with the Intercept .

Chomsky noted that the Kurds have “succeeded in sustaining a functioning society with many decent elements” in Syria’s north.

“The idea that if they should  be subjected to another attack by their bitter enemies the Turks, or by the murderous Assad regime, I think is anything should be done to try to prevent that.”

Chomsky’s idea was that the US hold back Turkey with control points the border patrols, as recently set up by the US after Turkey’s latest terror bombings and incursions near Kobane. As in Manbij Erdogan cannnot afford to attack if it kills US soldiers. Continue reading “Trump betrays anti ISIS heroes.. ‘Protect Rojava against Turkish Genocide’.. Chomsky”

Genocide Tomorrow: Trump sells ‘right to invade Rojava’ to Erdogan for $3.5bn .. STOP him NOW

According to Donald Trump, reports by Reuters and numerous American media, the 2000 US military troops are to be withdrawn from Syria. However the Pentagon may be stronger than Trump and hates the idea.

In a linked news, the State Department has approved a Sale to Turkey of eighty (80) Patriot MIM-104E GEM-T) missiles, sixty (60) PAC-3 (MSE) missiles for  $3.5 billion.

The deal appears to be a straight swap, $3.5 billion for the right to invade, massacre and take over Rojava, and resembles that done when Erdogan bought S-400 missiles and allowed the #turkstream 2 pipeline in exchange for Russia moving out its troops and giving bombing permission to invade Afrin.The presence of the US troops in Rojava has until now prevented Turkey from invading and colonizing all of North Syria and destroying the democratic multi ethnic, feminist Rojava Revolution, as repeatedly threatened by the elected dictator Erdogan. see.. Turkey says Kurdish in Syria ‘will be buried in their ditches 20/12/18

Turkey has already invaded and is ‘Turkifying’ Afrin, Jarablus and Al Bab areas, as well as growing parts of Idlib where it is recruitng the jihadi militias, including ex ISIS and Al Qaeda, to its FSA mercenaries, paid in Turkish money, by promising them land, loot, rape and conquest in Rojava.

“The decision was taken yesterday (Tuesday)”, an American official told AFP, adding withdrawal would be “full and rapid.” This is a 180 degree turn compared to the US statement saying they will keep a long-term military presence in Syria.

Spokespeople from the YPG and YPJ Rojava defense forces  and the SDF multi ethnic militia are calling for international support and self reliance against the looming Turkish sponsored genocide, which will probably begin when the US troops are out and the Idlib mercenaries prepared. The US is apparently abandoning them after sacrificing thousands of volunteers to take back Raqqa, the ISIS capital and nearly all north Syria. Continue reading “Genocide Tomorrow: Trump sells ‘right to invade Rojava’ to Erdogan for $3.5bn .. STOP him NOW”

The SDF conquer 35% of Hajin , the last big Fortress of ISIS

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The SDF conquer 35% of Hajin with heavy losses
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 The northern part of the city, including the hospital, has been conquered by the Syrian Democratic Forces, (SDF) after fighting throughout the week.

Thirty Islamists have died in the fighting. The Islamic State had been entrenched in the hospital and the mosque despite being non-combat sites. Continue reading “The SDF conquer 35% of Hajin , the last big Fortress of ISIS”

Al-Qaeda and ISIL still Operate in Turkey as ´Charities´

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Image result for proof Turkey helped ISIL and al Qaeda

via SCF   By Abdullah Bozkurt  

Two front aid groups that operate in Turkey’s southeastern border provinces near Syria, led by known militants of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), have been allowed to keep collecting new recruits to fight for armed jihadist causes in the permissive environment created by the Islamist government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

A high-profile Turkish al-Qaeda operative identified as Aytaç Polat has been involved in several charity outfits to mask his jihadist activities and appears to be untouchable despite the fact that his front association was named in court proceedings as an operation that sends fighters to Syria for enlistment with armed radical groups.

Continue reading “Al-Qaeda and ISIL still Operate in Turkey as ´Charities´”

SDF and Women’s Revolution in Manbij betrayed by Trump to Terrorist Erdogan

 A SDF/YPJ soldier embraces a hostage freed from ISIS in Manbij in August 2016..  ‘Now the US betrays those who gave their lives to free Manbij  with a dirty deal to hand the city to Turkish backed terrorist jihadi mercenaries, many of whom are recycled IS members.. the FSA’ . June 2018 The Manbij Military Council has rejected the US/Turkey agreement

The report below on the women’s revolution in Manbij was written before their betrayal by the USA.  The Trump/Erdogan ‘roadmap’ plans to ‘hand over’ to the FSA jihadist terrorist mercenaries sponsored by Turkey the cities of  Manbij, Raqqa the ISIS capital and other areas where ISIS was heroically expelled despite heavy losses by the SDF, which includes the YPG/YPJ .

15/08/2016.Thousands of ISIS hostages passed from a medieval tyranny to a revolutionary and feminist area as Manbij fell to the SDF. Now Turkey wants to enslave these women again by giving Manbij back to new jihadi mercenaries..''..Women don’t possess any rights under the regime of ISIS. We are left without a will or the possibility of self expression.  Women become prisoners in their own houses; besides giving birth to children, they don’t have any rights or value. We can call this war against women..''
15/08/2016.Thousands of ISIS hostages passed from a medieval tyranny to a revolutionary and feminist area as Manbij fell to the SDF. Now Turkey wants to enslave these women again by giving Manbij back to new jihadi mercenaries..”..Women don’t possess any rights under the regime of ISIS. We are left without a will or the possibility of self expression.  Women become prisoners in their own houses; besides giving birth to children, they don’t have any rights or value. We can call this war against women..”

The agreement says that Turkey and the US  will ”jointly guarantee security”.  It looks like the city of Manbij, liberated from IS terror after a long and bloody fight, the first and shining example of the revolutionary ideals of Rojava applied to a multi ethnic area, will be attacked by Erdogan’s hired jihadi FSA, with US consent.

Syrian-Kurdish women carry the coffin of a female fighter in Syria’s northeastern city of Qamishli on July 21, 2016 during the funeral of sixteen fighters killed battling the Islamic State (IS) group in Manbij. Now the US wants to hand over the town to Turkey’s jihadi terrorists.

After liberation a new Manbij Council was set up, with women and all races and religions fairly represented, and it has prospered and gained popularity despite a near total blockade by Turkey. The Kurdish YPG/YPJ withdrew already in 2016 leaving security to the new Manbij Military Council, now they have also withdrawn their ‘advisors’ from that council, leaving Turkey no excuse for a direct attack.)

A girl rescued from ISIS terror in Manbij is welcomed by a revolutionary YPJ volunteer.
A girl rescued from ISIS terror in Manbij is welcomed by a revolutionary YPJ volunteer., now attacked by Turkey

But Erdogan needs no excuse as seen in his genocidal invasion of Afrin and dozens of other war crimes. The USA, while claiming to stand for democracy, has sold out the only democratic revolution in the whole of the middle east in order to placate an evil mass murdering dictator and allow him to set up another repressive jihadi protectorate. Continue reading “SDF and Women’s Revolution in Manbij betrayed by Trump to Terrorist Erdogan”

Afrin and Northern Syria: weekly News Update

Weekly Bulletin about Developments in Afrin and Northern Syria (30.03.2018 – 05.04.2018)
By | April 6, 2018 ..  illustrations added

Introduction

With the defeat of the IS in Syria and especially after the liberation of Raqqa in October 2017, the Turkish state intensified its threats and attacks on the Democratic Confederation of Northern Syria. On this background the Turkish occupation war on Afrin started on the 20th January 2018 violating international law and the sovereignty of its neighbour country.

The Turkish army has launched this war in cooperation with jihadist groups of the FSA ranks. Many of them are former Al-Qaida or IS members. Since the beginning of March, all districts and the city centre of Afrin had been under heavy bombardments, shelling and drone surveillance by the Turkish army targeting especially civilians.

#BreakSilenceOnAfrin One of the hundreds of former ISIS fighters who fled to Turkey, recruited as “FSA” and now is attacking Afrin together with turks. This is turkey’s war on Kurds.

On March 18th more than 200,000 people left the town centre and were evacuated in order to avoid a physical genocide. Since then the majority of refugees are staying in the Shehba region without security guarantees or international support.

In this new phase, the confrontation between the international powers and their interests is increasing all over Syria.

Last week’s Developments inside Afrin

After 78 days of resistance against Turkish occupation war, hundreds of thousands of people from Afrin Canton are still displaced and facing difficult conditions. The Turkish army and its jihadist allies are implementing ethnic cleansing, assimilation and colonisation policies, making preparations to add the region Afrin de-facto to Turkey’s state territory.

At the same time thousands of jihadists have been transferred from Goutha to Afrin to create demographic changes and install an Islamic-Turkish order.

The resistance of YPG-YPJ forces in the all districts of Canton Afrin carries on, as well as the resistance of the displaced people from Afrin in Sherawa and Shehba region.

Civilians run for cover from explosions in the city of Afrin in northern Syria on March 18, 2018, after Turkish forces and their rebel allies took control of the Kurdish-majority city.

Turkey has extended it threats now towards Til Rifat/Shehba region, Minbij and Shingal. Moreover, the tension between the two blocks Russia-Turkey-Iran and the US lead International Coalition are growing.

War and Humanitarian Situation

The conditions of Afrin’s people displaced in Shehba region are still very precarious and insecure. However, works to build camps and to organised delivery of supplies and humanitarian aid are organised by the Democratic Self-administrations of Northern Syria and the Kurdish Red Crescent. Continue reading “Afrin and Northern Syria: weekly News Update”

Turkish Fascists at Gates of Afrin City as World Powers do nothing

The Turkish occupying forces, with Syrian auxiliary mercenaries, have advanced to the city of Afrîn.
Demonstration in favour of anti racist, anti sectarian, feminist revolution in Afrin
Their air forces, thousands of tanks and heavy artillery from all sides continue to attack with impunity Syrian territory without any opposition from the government of Àssad, a necessary collaborator in the delivery of their own territory, and Russia, a direct accomplice.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has confirmed that Erdogan’s forces are at the entrance to the city.
Erdogan has already announced an ethnic cleansing throughout the area in order to expel the native population and replace it with Arabs and Turkmans currently refugees in Turkey.

The Turkish forces have advanced northward by forcing the Kurdish militias to retreat to prevent the only evacuation being cut off, on the south, into Aleppo.

Sunday saw dozens of demonstrations across Europe demanding an end to Turkey’s war crimes, as NATO jets bombed Afrin’s suburbs where hundreds of thousands of refugees from their invasion have fled. There is little water as Turkey bombed the main reservoir and pumpìng stations.

At least one area has ‘human shields’ in the form of volunteers from Europe ( they were not hit but the bombing continues), and convoys of demonstrators  and SDF military reinforcements are still arriving through Syria.

The defending militias have no air force, tanks or heavy artillery.

see also… When #Afrin falls it will be too late! .. Direct Action Resistance Called against Fascism

#DefendAfrin: Urgent call for mobilization

This is the message that Jacopo, editor of the Infoaut.org portal being based in the Afrin canton since the beginning of the Turkish-Jihadi aggression, delivered to us a short while ago. An urgent call to mobilize and break the silence in front of the worsening of the situation in Afrin.

Originally published by Info Aut.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

#DefendAfrin: Urgent call for mobilization

In the latest hours the situation in Afrin became more critical: the invading Turkish army and its allied Jihadi gangs closed in on the city from several sides, in particular from the Shera axis. They are at a 2,5 km distance and directly threaten the city.

The situation inside Afrin is the one still ongoing in these days, then high density of people, many refugees from the villages that found here shelter from war and bombings, lack of water – because, when Jihadis and the Turkish army captured the Meidanki dam, they cut the supply and bombed the pumping stations in other villages. There is also lack of some basic necessities.

Now the concrete risk is that in the next hours there would be an increasingly critical situation and that they would attack the city; even now there are artillery and aerial shellings in the peripheral areas of the city.

The Tev Dem called for a general mobilization, an uprising in every place and square in the world in order to defend Afrin, to stop the ethnic cleansing project that Erdogan and the Jihadi want to implement on Afrin’s populace, to ask for a no fly zone to stop the aerial bombings, that are also the ones producing a massive number of civilian casualties –  if they were to further intensify and arrive to the downtown, they will surely perpetrate a massacre.

These actions are already taking place in many European cities, and in Bashur, too.

womens convoy arrives in beseiged Afrin

What has to be done now is to break the silence of the international community, that is actually conniving with this plan; this is what is asked to be done to all the peoples of the world in order to support Afrin and its populace, to support the revolution in Northern Syria, and then the hope and the example of the revolution of our century for a free and democratic society where many different peoples can live together, also representing a proposal of peace for Syria.

An uprising to defend Afrin, but also to defend a hope for the whole mankind.

Feb. 3, 2018 – Mother (3rd-L), sister (2nd-L) and brother (C) of the late 23-year-old YPJ fighter Barin Kobani, during a mourning ceremony in her honor in Afrin. Delil souleiman / AFP

original en català

L’exèrcit turc és a 2 km de la ciutat d’Efrîn

Les forces ocupants turques, amb mercenaris auxiliars sirians, han avançat sobre la ciutat d’Efrîn. Les seves forces aèries continuen atacant impunement territori sirià sense cap oposició per part del govern d’Àssad, col·laborador necessari en l’entrega del seu propi territori, i de Rússia, còmplice directe. L’Observatori Sirià pels Drets Humans han confirmat que les forces d’Erdogan són a l’entrada de la ciutat.

Erdogan ja ha anunciat una neteja ètnica a tot el cantó per tal d’expulsar la població autòctona i substituir-la per àrabs i turcmans actualment refugiats a Turquia.

Les forces turques han avançat pel nord obligant a les milicies kurdes a replegar-se per evitar que quedés tallada l’única d’evacuació, pel sud, cap a Alep.