Syria Kurds show solidarity to peers in stricken Kobane


Sit-in in solidarity of Kobane city in Syria's Hasakah. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Hasakah, Syria – Members of the Free Society Organization held on Friday a sit-in in al-Mufty district of Hasakah city in solidarity with the residents of the Kurdish city of Kobane –who suffer under the 7-month siege and attacks by the Islamic State militants.

Hundreds of residents of the city of Hasakah participated in the activity in addition to several parties, associations and civil organizations from the Democratic Auto-Administration (which was announced by the Democratic Union Party ‘PYD’ with a group of allied parties in northern Syria).

Militants of the al-Qaeda offshoot group of the Islamic State (previously known as ‘ISIL’) is imposing a siege on the city of Kobane, north of Syria, preventing thousands of Kobane residents from moving from or to the city, beside attacking several surrounding villages and controlling them after clashes with the Kurdish forces of the Popular Protection Units (YPG). The deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Kobane area motivated thousands of Syrian Kurds to protest in solidarity with their peers in Kobane.

Abdulsalam Hesno, member of the Free Society Organization, delivered a speech on behalf of the his organization in the city of Hasakah, stressing that the Islamic State group “is nothing but a tool of the capitalist modernity in order to intimidate minorities and hit the social fabric in the region”.

Hesno pointed out that Syria’s Kurdish areas are not similar to Mosul and other Iraqi cities “which were easily dominated by ISIL”. “We will fight for our land until the final drop of blood.”

“Kobane’s and Kirkuk’s victories complete each other in writing the new Kurdish history,” he argued.

Thousands of civilians in Kobane city are in urgent need for humanitarian aid, according to local sources. Last week, the Kurdish National Council in Syria (KNC) declared Kobane a stricken city.


Reporting by: Zaradasht Khalil

Source: ARA News

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