YJŞ fighters return home after Raqqa campaign

  • October 26, 2017 | News

Fighters of Shengal Women's Units (YJŞ) who took part in the operation to liberate Raqqa, have returned home after four months of battle against Daesh gangs.
 
The YJŞ fighters from Shengal, who took part in the operation to liberate Raqqa, have returned home. Welcomed with huge enthusiasm, the fighters stated that "for Êzidî women, we took revenge from Daesh".
 
The people of Shengal welcomed their fighters at the Serdest Camp on the foothills of Mount Shengal. Later on, the people and the fighters drew attention to the health conditions of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan by chanting slogangs as they walked to a tent that was built up for this purpose.
 
One of the YJŞ fighters named Tekoşin shared her feelings with us in front of the camera as such: "Turning back to Shengal after four months of battle fills us with joy. The people welcomed us with huge enthusiasm at a tent dedicated to the Leader. And we dedicate the victory of Raqqa first of all to our leader, to our martyrs and the Êzidî women that were taken as hostages by Daesh."
 
YJŞ commander Dersim Baran stated that they fulfilled their duty in Raqqa and that they handed over the rescued hostages to the SDF.