Aleppo, Afrin region residents demonstrated in Maydanki against occupation

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AFRIN- Aleppo and Afrin region residents have organized a demonstration in the center Maydanki district against the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries’ attacks, after the arrival of the convoy of people participating there.

And the people have launched on Tuesday morning towards Maydanki district center, which its border villages witnessing clashes between the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries, referring to the reject of the Turkish occupation, as the residents of the district and its villages are waiting to welcome.

After the arrival of the residents to the district center, the residents organized a demonstration together, after they gathered at the entrance to the district center, where they carried a banner reading “Afrin residents thank your coming to the fortress of steadfastness and Resistance of the age.”

The demonstrators also showed pictures of the martyrs and pictures of the leader of the Kurdish people Abdullah Ocelan, flags of the Democratic Union Party and People’s  and Women’s Protection Units (YPG, YPJ)  and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and olive branches.

The demonstration started from the entrance to the center of Maydanki district roamed the main and branch streets, during which participants chanted slogans such as “Long live to Afrin Resistance” No to Turkish occupation” Afrin is not alone”, Erdogan terrorist.”

The demonstration was stopped in one of the district’s squares and there the co-chair of the Democratic Society Movement Dalia Hanan said in a speech that, “we greet Afrin peoples. The arrival of our people of Aleppo here is a great victory. As long as there are people from far areas supporting us, our volition will not break. And the will of the fighters is invincible. “

“The Turkish occupation army is the one who kills children, women and destroys rocks and trees, where are those who call for humanity, where are the women’s organizations that advocate women’s rights?

“We came to support Resistance of the age, the resistance that raises the head, we will not allow the Turkish occupation army to occupy Afrin and we did not allow him to occupy al-Sheikh Maksoud neighborhood,” said Amina Rajab.

After the demonstration there, the residents went to the center of Shera district and drove to the main streets, and now they return to Afrin.

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ANHA

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Aleppo, Afrin region’ s residents are heading towards Maydanki

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AFRIN- The procession of Aleppo people and Afrin region, which includes hundreds of cars headed towards the center of Maydanki district.

Thousands of residents of neighborhoods (al-Sheikh Maqsoud, Bustan Pasha, Sheikh Fares, Sheikh Kheder, Haidariya, al-Asharfia, al-Sakan al-Shababi, and Baedein) came to support Resistance of the Age.

The residents of Aleppo and Afrin and al-Shahba cantons go ahead with hundreds of cars, raising flags of civil institutions, the People Protection Units and Women Protection Units (YPG, YPJ) and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), after they gathered at the crossroad of Qibar village.

The residents are scheduled to organize activities in the center of Maydanki district.

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After Hatay, Aleppo?

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Turkish tanks en route to Jarabulus

Turkish tanks en route to Jarabulus

By Dr Jan Best de Vries:

Turkish tanks, neither invited by the secular Syrian regime nor by the democratic administration of Rojava, roll on Syrian soil. In former days a journalist would have written that Turkey is at war with Syria, but nowadays the extent of Turkey’s ‘self-defense’ is measured by which towns along the border have been under heavy Turkish artillery shelling. If these have been the town Afrin in the utmost West and Derek in the utmost East of Syria, one might be inclined to think of a premeditated  invasion by Turkey over the full length of the Turkish-Syrian border. This notwithstanding an official assurance that the border between the two countries will only be transgressed into Syrian territory “70 km in length and 40 km in depth”.

On the 24th August 2016 the Turkish state occupied the Syrian town Jarabulus without a battle for it was held by IS and/or the former Al Nusra, which indicates a previous agreement with both IS and Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (Al Nusra under a new name, to make it acceptable to the USA and Europe as ‘a non-terroristic organization’). One look on the map of Syria makes clear that the real objective of Mr Erdogan is to win the battle of Aleppo with the cover and alibi of just supporting against Mr Assad’s army the Free Syrian Army, pouring in from Turkey again just like IS and Al Nusra have done over the last four years. After due thanks to IS and former Al Nusra for their help, a pro-Turkish administration of Syrian insurgents united in the FSA first will reign Aleppo and remove the Kurds from its district Sheikh Maksoud, Aleppo thus becoming part of the buffer zone to protect Turkey against the alleged danger the Syrian Kurds pose to it. Then once more this buffer zone will become permanent and awaits Aleppo the fate of Hatay.

All this is just the fantasy of a Dutch journalist…, or isn’t it?

Dr. Jan Best de Vries is an archaeologist and historian, decipherer of the so-called Byblos Script from Aleppo and Alalakh (‘How to Decipher the Byblos Script’, Aspekt Publishers 2014, ISBN978-946-153-420-0)

 

source: The Kurdistan Tribune

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YPG: 5 gangs killed in Şêxmeqsûd, Aleppo

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NEWS DESK – YPG Press Office reported in a written statement that gang groups continued their attacks on Şêx Meqsûd (Sheikh Maqsoud) neighborhood of Aleppo.

According to the YPG statement, which also reported ongoing attacks by Turkish military, gang groups attacked the village of Pino to the north of Aleppo with hell cannons and chlorine gas on May 1st.

The statement by YPG said that the attacks of NSC affiliated gang groups Sultan Murad Brigade, Ahrar Al-Sham, 16th Battalion, Al-Fetih Brigade, Sultan Mihemed Al Fetih Brigade, Al Mucahidin Army, Suwar Al-Sham, Ahrar Suruye, Jabhat Al Shamiye, Siqor Al Jabal, 101th Battalion, Foc Alewal, Jabhat Al-Turkmen, Ebû Emera Battalion, Al Islam Army, Festeqim Kema Emert Group, 13th Brigade, Al Shemaliye Battalion and Nûreddîn Zenkî Brigade continued their joint attacks on Aleppo’s Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood.

The YPG statement continued; “Gang groups attacked the village of Pino to the north of Aleppo with hell cannons and chlorine gas on May 1st. The gangs that simultaneously conducted attacks from Eşrefiye (Ashrafiya), Muselles and Seken Shebab areas were repelled by our forces.”

5 members of gang groups were killed and many others were wounded in clashes in these areas while a military vehicle was destroyed in Ashrafiya region, said the statement. One YPG fighter fell fighting during the repulsion of the attacks by gangs.

In another development, ISIS gangs deployed in southern Jarablus carried out attacks on Şêxler town and the surroundings of Qereqozax village between 10.00 and 11.00 yesterday morning. The town of Şêxler was hit by another aggression with heavy weaponry between 22.00 and 23.00 last night.

ISIS gangs also conducted 3 separate attacks with heavy weaponry targeting the southwest, west and east of the Tishrin Dam in Kobanî (Ain Al-Arab) between 09.00-11.00, 17.00-19.00 and 23.30-24.00 throughout yesterday.

YPG continued, reporting ongoing attacks of Turkish military along the border line with Rojava, West Kurdistan. Within this scope, Turkish troops shelled the village of Ziyaret to the west of Kobanî at random yesterday. Turkish soldiers also opened fire on civilians working in their fields in the village of Aşmê to the west of Kobanî.

source: ANHA

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Syrian National Coalition gangs attack civilians in Şêx Meqsûd, Aleppo

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NEWS DESK – The Syrian National Coalition (SNC) gangs affiliated with the Turkish state bombarded Şêx Meqsûd (Sheikh Maqsoud) neighborhood in Aleppo yesterday around 16:35 and heavily wounded 2 civilians.

According to Kurdish Red Crescent (Heyva Sor a Kurd), civilians Mihemed Hecî (25) and Xalid Ellawî are in critical condition.

source: ANHA

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