Entries by Rojava IC

These Kurdish Women Fought on the Frontlines Against ISIS. Now They’re the No. 1 Target in Syria

Female fighters symbolized the feminist revolution in the Kurdish enclave of Rojava. But since the Turkish invasion in October, they’re increasingly vulnerable to sexual violence on the frontline. Original article by Shaina Oppenheimer,  Haaretz, November 17th, 2019 In the early days of the Turkish offensive in Syria last month, a video of Turkish-backed commandos desecrating the […]

Civilians describe the misery of being forced from their homes by Turkey’s brutal invasion of northern Syria

Original article by Ed Sykes, The Canary, November 16th, 2019 Last month, NATO member Turkey invaded the largely-Kurdish areas of northern Syria (aka Rojava). The Turkish-led invaders have faced accusations of ethnic cleansing and war crimes. And they have so far displaced at least 300,000 civilians while killing at least 250, according to the Rojava Information Center (RIC). The RIC also […]

Women and Children First: Repatriating the Westerners Affiliated with ISIS

Original article by Mike Ludwig, Truthout, November 15th, 2019 With impeachment hearings underway in the House, President Trump met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday to address simmering tensions between the U.S. and its longtime NATO ally. Trump misled the media before the negotiations even began. Sitting next to a notably reserved Erdoğan […]

Die christlichen Kämpferinnen von Tell Tamer

Im Norden Syriens leiden Minderheiten wie die Christen unter der türkischen Offensive. Auch sie fühlen sich verraten. Nicht nur Männer bereiten sich auf den Kampf vor. Original article by Andrea Backhaus, Zeit online. November 14th, 2019 Seit dem Einmarsch der türkischen Truppen hat sich die Lage im Nordosten Syriens dramatisch verändert. In Städten und Dörfern der Region […]

Russians enter US air base near Kobani after US forces left: SDF official

Original article by Wladimir van Wilgenburg, Kurdistan 24, November 14th, 2019 ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – US-led Coalition forces on Thursday finalized their withdrawal from the Kobani region, a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) official told Kurdistan 24, as Russian forces entered the base. Mustafa Bali, the head of the SDF press office, told Kurdistan 24 the […]

Nordsyrien: Der Exodus der Christen und Armenier

Original article by Elke Dangeleit, Telepolis, November 13th, 2019 Von Waffenruhe kann keine Rede sein, die Angriffe gehen täglich weiter Der Nahe Osten ist eines der großen Herkunftsgebiete der Christen und Armenier. Nach dem Genozid an den Armeniern 1915 durch die Jungtürken fanden viele Christen und Armenier auch in Nordsyrien ein neues Zuhause. Heute knüpft […]

Decenas de personas participan en el funeral del sacerdote católico armenio asesinado por Estado Islámico en Siria

Original article by Redaccion. La Vanguardia, November 12th, 2019 El sacerdote de la Iglesia Católica armenia asesinado el lunes junto a su padre por el grupo yihadista Estado Islámico ha sido enterrado este martes en la localidad siria de Qamishli (norte), un acto en el que han participado decenas de personas. El sacerdote de la […]

Turkey Is Accused of War Crimes in Syria. Here Are Three Questions Trump Should Ask Erdogan.

Original article by by Arielle Del Turco, November 12th, 2019 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is headed to the White House to meet with President Trump on Wednesday, November 13. Members of Congress have objected to this meeting due to the ongoing Turkish incursion into Northeast Syria, which has taken a significant toll on civilians and religious minorities, including […]

Soldados de Turquía abren fuego en Kobani contra manifestantes contra las patrullas conjuntas con Rusia

Original article by Europa Press, 12th November 2019 Militares del Ejército turco han abierto fuego este martes contra manifestantes en la localidad siria de Kobani, de mayoría kurda, en el marco de las protestas contra el acuerdo entre Ankara y Moscú para llevar a cabo patrullas conjuntas en este área. Según las informaciones facilitadas por […]

Report: Turkey’s Invasion in Afrin Last Year Created a Human Rights Crisis, Now it’s Happening Again In NE Syria

Original Article by CBN news, November 11th, 2019 JERUSALEM, Israel – As Turkey continues its operation to drive Kurdish-led forces out of northeast Syria, more than 100,000 people have fled for their lives. A report from the Rojava Information Center (RIC) says the invasion is a replay of Ankara’s assault on Afrin, Syria in 2018, during which […]