Updates and Events

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YPJ's Abdullah: We will avenge Nûjiyan, Nazê through women's struggle

"Today we as YPJ see ourselves as the defense force of these women and we will continue doing our part and anything we can in this regard. Everyone should know that women are no more unprotected as they have a defense force that will defend them and protect the reality they have revealed."

www.anfenglish.com/women/ypj-s-abdullah-we-will-avenge-nujiyan-naze-through-women-s-struggle
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YPJs Abdullah: We will avenge Nûjiyan, Nazê through womens struggle

Today we as YPJ see ourselves as the defense force of these women and we will continue doing our part and anything we can in this regard. Everyone should know that women are no more unprotected as they have a defense force that will defend them and protect the reality they have revealed.

http://www.anfenglish.com/women/ypj-s-abdullah-we-will-avenge-nujiyan-naze-through-women-s-struggle

Rojava Solidarity NYC shared North America Rojava Alliance's event.

NYC: Vigil this Friday for fallen comrade Michael Israel

#TurkeyoutofRojava #ResistanceIsLife #RojavaRevolution

Vigil and Rally for Michael Israel, American activist and YPG freedom fighter killed by a Turkish airstrike
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Vigil and Rally for Michael Israel, American activist and YPG freedom fighter killed by a Turkish airstrike

Mar 24, 4:00pm

Turkish Consulate General in New York - T.C. New York Başkonsolosluğu

Vigil and Rally for Michael Israel, killed by a Turkish airstrike while fighting with the YPG against the Islamic State in Syria 4-6pm Friday 3/24 Turkish Consulate 825 Third Avenue, New York, NY 100...

Vigil and Rally for Michael Israel, American activist and YPG freedom fighter killed by a Turkish airstrike

Rojava Solidarity NYC added 7 new photos.

From Bakur to Shengal to Qandil to Kobane to Cizre to Efrin to Makhmur, people celebrate Newroz.

Despite KDP blocking locals from joining the Newroz celebration in Qandil, thousands of people celebrated there.

10 detained, 3 injured as police attack the Newroz celebration in Gever, yet the celebration remained defiant under the motto of “We will definitely win”.

#Newroz #Resistanceislife
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From Bakur to Shengal to Qandil to Kobane to Cizre to Efrin to Makhmur, people celebrate Newroz.

Despite KDP blocking locals from joining the Newroz celebration in Qandil, thousands of people celebrated there. 

10 detained, 3 injured as police attack the Newroz celebration in Gever, yet the celebration remained defiant under the motto of “We will definitely win”.

#Newroz #Resistanceislife

Updates!

Bakur
HDP MP and Women's Assembly Spokesperson Dirayet Dilan Taşdemir who was taken into custody by police in Doğubayazıt earlier today, has been released.

Turkish security forces continue their siege on villages in the rural areas of Kurdish cities amid ongoing military operations against the PKK.

HDP Women's Assembly Spokesperson Dirayet Dilan Taşdemir has been taken into custody by police in Doğubayazıt.

German journalist Hinrich Schultze who came to Amed to cover tomorrow's Newroz celebration has been detained by police.

During house raids conducted by police in Bingöl this morning, 9 people including HDP provincial co-chairs have been taken into custody. Bingöl Governorate declared a curfew in the Sağgöze, Honkunüs and Yeniçe villages of Bingöl's Genç district because of a military operations that will be carried out in the mountainous and forest area in south Genç.

The Turkish government's operations of political genocide continue increasing ahead of the Kurdish New Year Newroz on 21 March and referendum for presidential system on 16 April.

1 lieutenant and 1 specialist sergeant died, and many other soldiers were injured during the clashes that broke out near Zengesor village in Amed's Lice district.

The Newroz and referendum operations of the AKP-MHP continue. 13 people were detained during the simultaneous house raids in Osmaniye and Urfa.

Shengal
New recruits have joined the Shengal Women's Resistance Units (YJŞ) after completing their training at the Martyr Berivan Academy. “Forces seeking power on the region attacked Khanasor in order to break the will of the Êzidî society. We as Êzidî women promise to avenge all the Êzidî women and the March 3 martyrs.”

A group of young people from South Kurdistan joined PKK ranks after the invasion attempt to occupy Shengal with an AKP-KDP cahoots, and called on the Kurdistan youth to join the guerrilla ranks.

Raqqa
SDF-led Wrath of Euphrates fighters advancing from the Bîr Heba front liberated the train station 3 km to the southwest of Qeste al-Keson village and 18 km to the east of Raqqa.

Syrian Democratic Forces have liberated the larger part of al-Kerama town in eastern Raqqa from ISIS gang groups.

Wrath of Euphrates fighters have transferred thousands of civilians from the areas occupied by the gangs to the territories they have liberated. Wrath of Euphrates fighters have opened a corridor through the Xes Ecil line to the southeast of the Euphrates River in order to save the civilians in ISIS-held area, and transferred them to liberated territories.

The clashes erupted after an IS attack from two axes starting from the region align to Euphrates River on SDF positions, SDF fighters have repelled the attack. Fighters rescued 2,000 civilians.

Manbij
MMC Spokesperson said Manbij celebrates Newroz with the colors of spring today, adding; “Newroz is a new day for the people of Manbij. Freed from terror thanks to the sacrifices of martyrs and youths, people are revived with the spirit of Newroz.”

Manbij Military Council (MMC) issued a written statement to called upon former 'Euphrates Shield' gangs to either return to their homes or join the ranks of Manbij Military Council.

International
Êzidîs living in Europe have started a march from Dusseldorf, Germany to the European Union's capital Brussels in order to protest the AKP/KDP gangs' attacks on Shengal.

Êzidî women joining a demonstration in the German capital Berlin are protesting the attacks on Shengal, denouncing that the weapons Germany gave to KDP are being used against Êzidî people.
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Updates!

Bakur
HDP MP and Womens Assembly Spokesperson Dirayet Dilan Taşdemir who was taken into custody by police in Doğubayazıt earlier today, has been released.

Turkish security forces continue their siege on villages in the rural areas of Kurdish cities amid ongoing military operations against the PKK.

HDP Womens Assembly Spokesperson Dirayet Dilan Taşdemir has been taken into custody by police in Doğubayazıt.

German journalist Hinrich Schultze who came to Amed to cover tomorrows Newroz celebration has been detained by police.

During house raids conducted by police in Bingöl this morning, 9 people including HDP provincial co-chairs have been taken into custody. Bingöl Governorate declared a curfew in the Sağgöze, Honkunüs and Yeniçe villages of Bingöls Genç district because of a military operations that will be carried out in the mountainous and forest area in south Genç.

The Turkish governments operations of political genocide continue increasing ahead of the Kurdish New Year Newroz on 21 March and referendum for presidential system on 16 April.

1 lieutenant and 1 specialist sergeant died, and many other soldiers were injured during the clashes that broke out near Zengesor village in Ameds Lice district.

The Newroz and referendum operations of the AKP-MHP continue. 13 people were detained during the simultaneous house raids in Osmaniye and Urfa.

Shengal
New recruits have joined the Shengal Womens Resistance Units (YJŞ) after completing their training at the Martyr Berivan Academy. “Forces seeking power on the region attacked Khanasor in order to break the will of the Êzidî society. We as Êzidî women promise to avenge all the Êzidî women and the March 3 martyrs.”

A group of young people from South Kurdistan joined PKK ranks after the invasion attempt to occupy Shengal with an AKP-KDP cahoots, and called on the Kurdistan youth to join the guerrilla ranks.

Raqqa
SDF-led Wrath of Euphrates fighters advancing from the Bîr Heba front liberated the train station 3 km to the southwest of Qeste al-Keson village and 18 km to the east of Raqqa.

Syrian Democratic Forces have liberated the larger part of al-Kerama town in eastern Raqqa from ISIS gang groups.

Wrath of Euphrates fighters have transferred thousands of civilians from the areas occupied by the gangs to the territories they have liberated. Wrath of Euphrates fighters have opened a corridor through the Xes Ecil line to the southeast of the Euphrates River in order to save the civilians in ISIS-held area, and transferred them to liberated territories.

The clashes erupted after an IS attack from two axes starting from the region align to Euphrates River on SDF positions, SDF fighters have repelled the attack.  Fighters rescued 2,000 civilians.

Manbij
MMC Spokesperson said Manbij celebrates Newroz with the colors of spring today, adding; “Newroz is a new day for the people of Manbij. Freed from terror thanks to the sacrifices of martyrs and youths, people are revived with the spirit of Newroz.”

Manbij Military Council (MMC) issued a written statement to called upon former Euphrates Shield gangs to either return to their homes or join the ranks of Manbij Military Council.

International
Êzidîs living in Europe have started a march from Dusseldorf, Germany to the European Unions capital Brussels in order to protest the AKP/KDP gangs attacks on Shengal.

Êzidî women joining a demonstration in the German capital Berlin are protesting the attacks on Shengal, denouncing that the weapons Germany gave to KDP are being used against Êzidî people.

New recruits have joined the Shengal Women's Resistance Units (YJŞ) after completing their training at the Martyr Berivan Academy.

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New recruits have joined the Shengal Womens Resistance Units (YJŞ) after completing their training at the Martyr Berivan Academy.

https://anfenglish.com/women/more-ezidi-women-join-yjs-ranks-after-completing-training

“Our people have resisted colonialism with the spirit of Newroz and maintained its belief in free life throughout the history of Kurdistan. Newroz is the name of protecting existence, defending all national and social values, and putting an end to the dangers that surround these values. Therefore, Kurdish people are a people of Newroz and have made their existence, unity and organization in these sacred lands permanent as they recreated themselves in the fire of Newroz.”

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“Our people have resisted colonialism with the spirit of Newroz and maintained its belief in free life throughout the history of Kurdistan. Newroz is the name of protecting existence, defending all national and social values, and putting an end to the dangers that surround these values. Therefore, Kurdish people are a people of Newroz and have made their existence, unity and organization in these sacred lands permanent as they recreated themselves in the fire of Newroz.”

https://anfenglish.com/kurdistan/we-will-make-newroz-the-beginning-of-our-historic-initiative