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We Will Choose Our People

Mazloum Abdi The world first heard of us, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), amid the chaos of our country’s civil war. I serve as our commander in chief. The SDF has 70,000 soldiers who have fought against jihadi extremism, ethnic hatred, and the oppression of women since 2015. They have …

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13 Oct – Rojava Red Cross Report

In the early morning, the Turkish air forces were flying very carefully over Ein Issa camp which leads to fear between all the IDPs and Refugees inside of it. After that, around 10 am some families left, including ISIS families from the annex section. As the fight was coming so …

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12 Oct – Rojava Red Cross Report

Kobane was strongly targeted since the night. The main hospital was out of the service for three hours because of close bombing that caused damage. Massive displacement was recorded.   An explosion occurred in front of Al-Hasakeh Central Prison, No casualties or escapes were recorded.   Around 7- 7:15 am, …

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11 Oct – Rojava Kurdistan Red Cross

•  Clashes continued overnight in the western and eastern outskirts of Ras Al Ain Town, with OAG advances recorded in the industrial area of the town. Conflict activity decreased after 1100hrs today Tell Abiad Sub-District, during the night SDF regained control over Tel Fender and Yasbseh villages, and OAGs regained …

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10 Oct – Rojava Red Cross

Since this morning, TAF has removed parts of the border wall near Tal Halaf, Tal Arqam and Aziziyeh villages (All Ras Al Ain, Sere Kaniye) and TAF (Turkish Armed Forces) and OAGs have engaged in clashes with SDF during attempts to advances further inside NES. Clashes were reported in the …

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9 Oct – Rojava Red Cross Report

Airstrikes targeted:   In 9th of October:   Sere Kaniye (Ras Al Ain) x7   Ein Issa x2   Tell Abiad x1   1635hrs: indirect fire against Tell Salloush(west Al Munbateh) – Tell Abiad Sub-District.   1640hrs: airstrike onto previous CF border post in Tell Fender – Tell Abiad Sub-District. …

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Lost in Iranian Ballyhoo: Is it Muslim Ban?

The community of Iranians shape one of the largest share of immigrants in the US out of seven countries in the executive order. During recent visa ban on Iranian visa holders, the widespread hype has been orchestrated with tacit Persian influence over academia, officials, and professionals in the country. According …

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A Kurdish Girl’s Lonely Death

Kani Xulam Text remarks delivered on February 18, 2016 at the Woman’s Club of Roland Park, Baltimore, Maryland. We are all gathered here today, in safety and comfort. That is good, and we owe the privilege to a “government of the people, by the people, for the people,” as Abraham Lincoln once …

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Jailed for singing in Kurdish

Turkey claims that she does not hate Kurds but hate terrorists. This for many Kurds in Turkey would not be a true statement as they experience otherwise in everyday life. Turkey has used anti-terror measures even before the establishment of PKK party. Since the establishment of new Turkey which born …

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