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#YPG General Command’s statement regarding #Turkish airstrikes on April 25, 2017
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#YPG General Command’s statement regarding #Turkish airstrikes on April 25, 2017

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The #Turkish state, on the anniversary of the Armenian genocide, has just launched a cowardly, and brazen attack against revolutionary forces in Syria and Iraq. It appears that many comrades have died, and this may be the beginning of a larger challenge to the revolution. #DeathToFascism
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The #Turkish state, on the anniversary of the Armenian genocide, has just launched a cowardly, and brazen attack against revolutionary forces in Syria and Iraq. It appears that many comrades have died, and this may be the beginning of a larger challenge to the revolution. #DeathToFascism

Updates!

Efrin
YPG has declared the second regiment made up of 235 Kurdish and Arab fighters in Efrîn Canton of Rojava.

Raqqa
The SDF Have Clashed With ISIS Militants In Hazima Village From The Raqqa Countryside On Their Campaign

Raqqan migrants who had to move due to ISIS gangs’ practices are staying in Ayn Îsa camp. Right now there are three thousand migrants in Ayn Îsa camp. Only the Girê Spî Autonomous Administration and some regional organizations are supplying aid for the migrants with their limited means.

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have cleared most of Tishrîn town under ISIS invasion. The Hûkûmek hamlet was also liberated. Dozens of gang members were killed in clashes.

Fierce clashes erupted last night between Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and ISIS in the Alexandria neighborhood east of Tabqa, Ayed al-Sageer neighborhood west of the city and around the Euphrates Dam.

Three more Êzidî women rescued by the YPJ during the Operation Wrath of Euphrates are now under the protection of Cizîrê Canton's Women's Council.

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters seized a missile and mortar factory belonging to the ISIS gangs near El-Elem Square.

Dozens of families who had to leave their homes in and around Deir ez-Zor due to the persecution of ISIS have reached the Kizwan Mountain region.

The displaced movements from al-Raqqa and its countryside to escape IS gangs’ oppression and massacres towards the liberated regions by Syrian Democratic Forces, the liberated displaced number on Wednesday reached 10 thousand refugees and they were secured to safe areas.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters liberated the hamlet of Hûkûmek from the ISIS gangs after intense conflicts, and rescued most of the town of Tishrin. Dozens of gangs were killed in the conflicts which took place.

Bakur
Demolition of houses in Gever (Yüksekova) district of Hakkari had paused due to winter conditions and now it has started again.

24 houses in Kijik hamlet in Iğdır’s Suveren village were demolished, citing that they were built on the pastureland of the neighboring Erhacı village. The order was executed yesterday and people’s houses were demolished under supervision from the gendarmerie. Hamlet residents protested the demolition and said they lived in the hamlet for more than 150 years.

Police shot at a car that disobeyed a stop warning in Urfa's Suruç district, as result of which the car exploded and one person inside died.

Guerrillas hit the Turkish soldiers getting deployed on a hill in Bırnê Reş area in Ağrı's Bazid district on April 18. Sabotage actions by guerrillas targeted an armored vehicle and two separate groups of soldiers. Many soldiers were killed as result of the actions, forcing the Turkish unit to retreat.

April 20, the Turkish soldiers stationed on Elişêr hill in Oremar area of Hakkari's Yüksekova district were hit guerrillas with mortars. The number of soldiers killed or wounded here couldn't be clarified.

April 18, guerrillas carried out a sabotage action targeting a group of soldiers on move on Cigerxwin hill in Çiyayê Reş area on the border of Hakkari’s Çelê (Çukurca) district. One soldier was killed here.

April 20, Turkish warplanes shelled the hamlets of Mervanos and Şukê in Avashin area of Medya Defense Zones in South Kurdistan territory.

Large numbers of soldiers are preparing for an operation in Balcılar and Olek villages in Şêx Cuma region of Bitlis province which has been placed under curfew.

A military operation will be started in eight villages in Amed's Kulp district following the declaration of a curfew this morning.

Two Turkish soldiers were killed and two others were wounded in clashes in Şırnak’s Uludere district.

Shehba Regions
Shehba Administrative Assembly Co-chair Ismail Musa said that the Turkish state employs village evacuation practices not only against the Kurds but against all the peoples of the region. "They attack because they don’t want the liberated zones of Shehba to be organized and they don’t want the people living in peace.”

Cizire Canton
A source from ad-Darbasiyah border crossing between Rojava and Bakur Kurdistan said that the Turkish state is handicapping people’s return to their houses under fake pretexts, only 15 persons per day are allowed to get to Rojava daily.
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Updates!

Efrin
YPG has declared the second regiment made up of 235 Kurdish and Arab fighters in Efrîn Canton of Rojava.

Raqqa
The SDF Have Clashed With ISIS Militants In Hazima Village From The Raqqa Countryside On Their Campaign

Raqqan migrants who had to move due to ISIS gangs’ practices are staying in Ayn Îsa camp. Right now there are three thousand migrants in Ayn Îsa camp. Only the Girê Spî Autonomous Administration and some regional organizations are supplying aid for the migrants with their limited means.

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have cleared most of Tishrîn town under ISIS invasion. The Hûkûmek hamlet was also liberated. Dozens of gang members were killed in clashes.

Fierce clashes erupted last night between Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and ISIS in the Alexandria neighborhood east of Tabqa, Ayed al-Sageer neighborhood west of the city and around the Euphrates Dam.

Three more Êzidî women rescued by the YPJ during the Operation Wrath of Euphrates are now under the protection of Cizîrê Cantons Womens Council.

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters seized a missile and mortar factory belonging to the ISIS gangs near El-Elem Square.

Dozens of families who had to leave their homes in and around Deir ez-Zor due to the persecution of ISIS have reached the Kizwan Mountain region.

The displaced movements from al-Raqqa and its countryside to escape IS gangs’ oppression and massacres towards the liberated regions by Syrian Democratic Forces, the liberated displaced number on Wednesday reached 10 thousand refugees and they were secured to safe areas.   

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters liberated the hamlet of Hûkûmek from the ISIS gangs after intense conflicts, and rescued most of the town of Tishrin. Dozens of gangs were killed in the conflicts which took place.

Bakur
Demolition of houses in Gever (Yüksekova) district of Hakkari had paused due to winter conditions and now it has started again.

24 houses in Kijik hamlet in Iğdır’s Suveren village were demolished, citing that they were built on the pastureland of the neighboring Erhacı village. The order was executed yesterday and people’s houses were demolished under supervision from the gendarmerie. Hamlet residents protested the demolition and said they lived in the hamlet for more than 150 years.

Police shot at a car that disobeyed a stop warning in Urfas Suruç district, as result of which the car exploded and one person inside died.

Guerrillas hit the Turkish soldiers getting deployed on a hill in Bırnê Reş area in Ağrıs Bazid district on April 18. Sabotage actions by guerrillas targeted an armored vehicle and two separate groups of soldiers. Many soldiers were killed as result of the actions, forcing the Turkish unit to retreat.

April 20, the Turkish soldiers stationed on Elişêr hill in Oremar area of Hakkaris Yüksekova district were hit guerrillas with mortars. The number of soldiers killed or wounded here couldnt be clarified.

 April 18, guerrillas carried out a sabotage action targeting a group of soldiers on move on Cigerxwin hill in Çiyayê Reş area on the border of Hakkari’s Çelê (Çukurca) district. One soldier was killed here.

April 20, Turkish warplanes shelled the hamlets of Mervanos and Şukê in Avashin area of Medya Defense Zones in South Kurdistan territory.

Large numbers of soldiers are preparing for an operation in Balcılar and Olek villages in Şêx Cuma region of Bitlis province which has been placed under curfew.

A military operation will be started in eight villages in Ameds Kulp district following the declaration of a curfew this morning.

Two Turkish soldiers were killed and two others were wounded in clashes in Şırnak’s Uludere district.

Shehba Regions
Shehba Administrative Assembly Co-chair Ismail Musa said that the Turkish state employs village evacuation practices not only against the Kurds but against all the peoples of the region. They attack because they don’t want the liberated zones of Shehba to be organized and they don’t want the people living in peace.”

Cizire Canton
A source from ad-Darbasiyah border crossing between Rojava and Bakur Kurdistan said that the Turkish state is handicapping people’s return to their houses under fake pretexts, only 15 persons per day are allowed to get to Rojava daily.

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Sheihk Maqsoud
April 13: a mine planted by Turkey-backed gangs exploded during the sweeping efforts of our forces in the area of Siqeyf Plant in Aleppo's Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood.

Efrin
April 14: Turkey-backed gangs attacked Basufane village in Efrîn's Sherawa district with mortars. The gangs also launched attacked on the villages of Bircike and Maranez.

April 15: gangs allied with the Turkish army attacked Maranez village with mortars. The same day, our forces downed a drone of the gangs.

April 16:Turkish-backed gangs attacked Maranez village with mortars, and the areas of Maranez, Ayn Deqne, Vila Qadi in Efrîn with DShK fire at night.

April 17: gangs affiliated with the Turkish army attacked Efrîn's Maranez village with howitzer and DShK fire.

April 17: Turkish-backed gangs attempted to attack the YPG positions in Qestel Cindo area in Efrîn's Shera district. Brief clashes erupted upon the intervention of YPG forces, which forced the gangs to retreat. Concurrently, gangs attacked Maranez, Ayn Deqne, Vila Qadi areas with mortar and DShK fire. The same night, al-Nusra gangs attacked Beshemre village in Efrîn's Sherawa district with mortars.

Kobane
April 15: Turkish reconnaissance aircraft flew over the Kobanê border.

April 16: Turkish UAVs flew over western Kobanê, after which Martyr Hogir Hill near the Ziyaret village was attacked with heavy weaponry.

Bakur
The hunger strike of 5 political prisoners in Mardin Type E Closed Prison has been turned into an indefinite-irreversible one.

Two armored vehicles of the police hit people walking on the street in Van province yesterday evening, leaving 1 person dead and 5 others heavily injured.

A Turkish helicopter carrying 14 people, 8 of them being police officers, has crashed in Dersim province. Judges are among those in the helicopter, according to reports.

HPG Media Centre announced that four soldiers of the Turkish army were killed as result of an action by guerrillas in the countryside of Hakkari province, North Kurdistan.

PKK (Kurdistan Worker's Party) and PAJK (Kurdistan Women's Liberation Party, Partiya Azadiya Jin a Kurdistan) prisoners, Deniz Kaya announced that they have ended the massive hunger strike in Turkish jails, which continues in Şakran since February 15, on the call issued by KCK. “We salute all our people, democratic circles and everyone that acted with sensitivity and supported our resistance."

Turkey releases 15 ISIS suspects detained in Konya.

April 19: A military operation has been started in 7 villages of Mardin following the declaration of a curfew in this region this morning.

Dozens people, who were taken into custody the operations launched against the citizens carried out ‘No’ campaign before the referendum, have been jailed by the court.

Raqqa
The Operation Wrath of Euphrates by YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continues in the seventh day of the fourth phase in northern Raqqa. Fierce clashes between SDF fighters and ISIS gangs continued till late last night in the villages of Um Tenek, Bir Cerba, Cerwa and Hetash. All the four villages were liberated by SDF in the wake of clashes.

SDF repelled the attacks ISIS launched on Tabqa's Alexandria neighborhood, and south and northwest of Tabqa since yesterday. 47 ISIS members including 7 suicide bombers were killed during clashes. SDF fighters have advanced 1 km on the western side of the city and 500 meters on the eastern side.

Al-Raqqa’s Civil Council has made some decisions about organizing the community and return of the displaced; this was declared in the constituent congress activities of al-Raqqa’s Civil Council which was held this afternoon in Ain Issa town, "establishing a democratic, pluralistic and decentralized system which takes into consideration building members and adopts free, aware and prolific human beings"

Shebha Regions
Turkish-backed gangs attacked attacked Shehba region of Rojava last night. Revolutionary forces responded to the attacks and 9 members of the gangs were wounded.

International
86 Kurds staying in the Lavrion Refugee Camp in Greece have started two-day hunger strike in solidarity with the political prisoners on hunger strike in Turkish jails.
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Sheihk Maqsoud
April 13: a mine planted by Turkey-backed gangs exploded during the sweeping efforts of our forces in the area of Siqeyf Plant in Aleppos Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood. 

Efrin
April 14: Turkey-backed gangs attacked Basufane village in Efrîns Sherawa district with mortars. The gangs also launched attacked on the villages of Bircike and Maranez.

April 15: gangs allied with the Turkish army attacked Maranez village with mortars. The same day, our forces downed a drone of the gangs.

April 16:Turkish-backed gangs attacked Maranez village with mortars, and the areas of Maranez, Ayn Deqne, Vila Qadi in Efrîn with DShK fire at night.

April 17: gangs affiliated with the Turkish army attacked Efrîns Maranez village with howitzer and DShK fire.

April 17: Turkish-backed gangs attempted to attack the YPG positions in Qestel Cindo area in Efrîns Shera district. Brief clashes erupted upon the intervention of YPG forces, which forced the gangs to retreat. Concurrently, gangs attacked Maranez, Ayn Deqne, Vila Qadi areas with mortar and DShK fire. The same night, al-Nusra gangs attacked Beshemre village in Efrîns Sherawa district with mortars.

Kobane
April 15: Turkish reconnaissance aircraft flew over the Kobanê border.

April 16: Turkish UAVs flew over western Kobanê, after which Martyr Hogir Hill near the Ziyaret village was attacked with heavy weaponry.

Bakur
The hunger strike of 5 political prisoners in Mardin Type E Closed Prison has been turned into an indefinite-irreversible one.

Two armored vehicles of the police hit people walking on the street in Van province yesterday evening, leaving 1 person dead and 5 others heavily injured.

A Turkish helicopter carrying 14 people, 8 of them being police officers, has crashed in Dersim province. Judges are among those in the helicopter, according to reports.

HPG Media Centre announced that four soldiers of the Turkish army were killed as result of an action by guerrillas in the countryside of Hakkari province, North Kurdistan.

PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) and PAJK (Kurdistan Womens Liberation Party, Partiya Azadiya Jin a Kurdistan) prisoners, Deniz Kaya announced that they have ended the massive hunger strike in Turkish jails, which continues in Şakran since February 15, on the call issued by KCK. “We salute all our people, democratic circles and everyone that acted with sensitivity and supported our resistance.

Turkey releases 15 ISIS suspects detained in Konya.
 
April 19: A military operation has been started in 7 villages of Mardin following the declaration of a curfew in this region this morning.

Dozens people, who were taken into custody the operations launched against the citizens carried out ‘No’ campaign before the referendum, have been jailed by the court.

Raqqa
The Operation Wrath of Euphrates by YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continues in the seventh day of the fourth phase in northern Raqqa. Fierce clashes between SDF fighters and ISIS gangs continued till late last night in the villages of Um Tenek, Bir Cerba, Cerwa and Hetash. All the four villages were liberated by SDF in the wake of clashes.

SDF repelled the attacks ISIS launched on Tabqas Alexandria neighborhood, and south and northwest of Tabqa since yesterday. 47 ISIS members including 7 suicide bombers were killed during clashes. SDF fighters have advanced 1 km on the western side of the city and 500 meters on the eastern side. 

Al-Raqqa’s Civil Council has made some decisions about organizing the community and return of the displaced; this was declared in the constituent congress activities of al-Raqqa’s Civil Council which was held this afternoon in Ain Issa town, establishing a democratic, pluralistic and decentralized system which takes into consideration building members and adopts free, aware and prolific human beings 

Shebha Regions
Turkish-backed gangs attacked attacked Shehba region of Rojava last night. Revolutionary forces responded to the attacks and 9 members of the gangs were wounded.

International
86 Kurds staying in the Lavrion Refugee Camp in Greece have started two-day hunger strike in solidarity with the political prisoners on hunger strike in Turkish jails.