Baneh, Iranian occupied Kurdistan – update 4

A new video from clashes between Kurdish protesters from Baneh and Iranian security forces.

Iran – Kurdistan – people of Baneh protest Iranian arbitrary shooting at civilians – update 3

People of Baneh, border city of Kurdistan in Iran, protest security forces shooting at Kolbars.

Iran – Kurdistan – Baneh protests – update 2

Iranian security forces are shooting at protesters, according to reports, two protesters were wounded as police and security forces used tear gas to disperse them.

Iran – Kurdistan – Baneh protests – update 1

In wake of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards killing two Kurdish porters for carrying goods across the Iran-Kurdistan Region border, a large number of people in the Kurdish city of Baneh have closed down their shops in protest and have taken to the streets confronting Iranian authorities. According to reports, two protesters were wounded as police and security forces used tear gas to disperse them.

America is responsible for Turkey’s genocide against Kurdish 

Birlik said the same goes for Şırnak city center and that 70% of the city center has been demolished. Birlik stated that the city has been completely destroyed and nothing about life has been left standing, the city of Şırnak has been turned into a construction site with diggers and cranes, and if that wasn’t enough, the neighborhoods outside of the clash zone have been included in the demolition area. Birlik added: “460 more houses have been included in the demolition order. The families have been sent notices of evacuation two months ago, but the neighborhood residents have no place to go now.” Birlik pointed to the fact that almost all the demolished houses were the property of the residents and there were few renters, and continued: “The families were not paid any kind of compensation whatsoever, and were sent notices that stated they had to evacuate within 3 days, otherwise their homes would be demolished with their belongings inside. When people asked the official state institutions where they were to go, they were dismissed and told to ‘go wherever’.”

Every place must become a ground of resistance

A genocide is being committed in Kurdistan and the world must recognize and assess it correctly.

This genocide is being conducted from all sides. After the treaty of Lausanne the decision was given to exterminate the Kurdish people physically and culturally. This decision is still prevalent and still put into action. However also they know very well that neither the Kurds nor those unprecedented heroes who fought for this cause until death will ever allow this genocide to take hold, they will in fact put an end to it once and for all with their struggle and resistance. The plans of the AKP-MHP will never succeed. They fancied that nobody would be able to even mention the freedom struggle anymore by April 2017, as they dreamed of having wiped out the freedom movement until then for good.


Hawija: The Haven of ISIS

On August 2, Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) launched an operation to begin liberating Tal Afar. Yet the city’s liberation will be no simple task, with post-liberation governance being particularly complicated. Tal Afar is a diverse territory, home to Sunni Arabs, Sunni Turkmen, Shia Turkmen, and Yazidis. But the complexity of governance spans beyond just the local level, with most of the regional powers scrambling for control and influence over the city as well.

Unlike Tal Afar, Hawija is a more homogenous area, mostly dominated by Sunni Arabs. Still under the brutality of ISIS control, Hawija forms 40 percent of Kirkuk Province. The town has been a hotbed of violence and insurgency against U.S.-led coalition forces and the ISF since 2003. It has been the stronghold of many terrorist and insurgent groups — including, but not limited to, ISIS, Al Qaeda, Ansar Al Sunna, and the Naqshbandi Army. These groups have often merged and collaborated. For instance, on June 10, 2014, ISIS attacked and took control of Hawija with a small number of fighters; these fighters were aided significantly by local support, which allowed the insurgent terror group to take control of the area within 24 hours. Kirkuk Governor Najmaldin Karim described Hawija as a “haven” for Islamic State (IS) militants. The governor also questioned why the U.S.-led coalition prioritized Mosul over Hawija, saying “I don’t know why the coalition has focused on Mosul and chosen to ignore a real threat in Hawija.”


Iranian project in Syria more dangerous than ISIS

One of the chief security officials in Rojava Kurdistan warns on Iranian project against people of Kurdistan in Rojava. 


Adnan Rashidi arrested by Iranian order

According to Human rights groups, Adnan Rashidi, a Kurdish human rights activist was arrested by Asayesh forces of Iraqi Kurdistan and he has been tortured. 

Mr. Rashidi is from Rojhelat/Kurdistan under Iran rule and being arrested under Iranian pressure over Asayesh of Pinjwen district. 

An open letter 250 the civil rights activist to protest the killing kurdish ” carriers (innocent civilians ) and businessmen”