Statement regarding martyrs of Afrin
YPG Press Office |July 24, 2021
The Turkish state has occupied Afrin for more than 3 years. The Turkish state and its mercenaries factions, who do not hesitate to carry out all kinds of inhuman practices in our occupied lands in front of the whole world, continue the massacre of nature in the most brutal way, as well as changing the demography. All of the cemeteries of our martyrs, who are our highest values, were destroyed by inhumane practices, and the bodies of the resistance martyrs were excavated from the cemetery on July 14-15.
Statement regarding UN report issued on May 6, 2021
Nuri Mahmoud, Spokesperson of People's Defense Units | June 28th, 2021
We have closely reviewed the report by the Office of UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Ms. Virginia Gamba on Children and Armed Conflict issued on May 6, 2021, covering the period from January 2020 to December 2020. We affirm the commitment of the People's Defense Units to the agreement signed between the United Nations and the Syrian Democratic Forces with all its military components, and we reaffirm our committment to the action plan agreed upon by the Syrian Democratic Forces and United Nations (June 29, 2019).
We condemn the attack on a hospital in Afrin
June 14, 2021
On June 12, a hospital in occupied Afrin came under a vicious attack that caused lose of innocent civilians lives. Following the attack, Turkish president Erdogan blamed our forces of being behind the attack, stating unfounded claims. The Turkish government which is involved in or directly responsible for countless terrorist activities inside and outside of its borders, and especially Syria, cannot accuse our forces of such activities. Erdogan's government which is trying to portray itself as the defender of civilians in northern Syria and elsewhere is carrying out all forms of terrorist attacks against civilians.
Statement on occasion of anniversary of liberation of Kobanî
General Command of YPG | January 26, 2021
Today is the anniversary of the victory against ISIS in Kobani. On January 26, 2015, our people and fighters of People’s Defense Units and Women’s Defense Units won a historical victory against the terror group. ISIS terror reign were at its peak and its activities caused an enormous horror and intimidation among the governments and peoples of the region. The massacres committed by ISIS in various places and the fear it sparked made several armies of the region flee from their positions, thus leaving cities and towns to the mercy of ISIS. ISIS launched attacks against Kurdish city of Kobani, which later became the beginning of its fall, in September 2014 when the group was enjoying full control over large swathes of areas of Syria and Iraq.
Our forces have not attacked security forces of KRI and we once again declare that we respect the autonomy of Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
General Command of People’s Defense Units | December 17, 2020
In recent years, there has been ongoing efforts of coordination between Autonomous Administration of Nort and East of Syria and the Kurdistan Region. These continuous efforts were as part of the joint fight against ISIS and to ensure peace and security in the region. As a result of this coordination, many tensions on the border were resolved peacefully.
Our forces has inflicted heavy damage to the terrorists in special operations
YPG Press Office | September 11th, 2019
Our Anti Terror Units continue to carry out operations against ISIS sleeper-cells in the region. Between September 2nd and 9th in the region of Deir Ezzor and Shedadi.
The chief financial-officer of the ISIS sleeper cells has been arrested
YPG PRESS OFFICE | September 2nd 2019
Our forces continue to carry out raids and operations against ISIS and other terrorist groups. The raids and operations that have been carried out in the region until now, has seen a large amount of terrorists been arrested and many attacks have been foiled before being carried out.
Sleeper cell neutralized during its preparation for its attack
YPG PRESS OFFICE | August 12th 2019
A wider operation carried out against Daesh sleeper-cells in Shedade
YPG PRESS OFFICE August 6th 2019
Our units has carried out a wider operation against a number of Daesh sleeper-cells after a longer time of surveillance of the sleeper-cells. Teams of our Special Operation Units of our combat forces carried out an operation in Shedade on
Operation against Daesh in Hasakeh
August 5th, 2019
On August 4th, teams of our Special Operation Units carried out a wider operation against Daesh sleeper cells in Hasakeh after long-time surveillance of these cells. As a result of this operation, a number of weapons and armament and miscellaneous tools used for making eplosives and to carry out attacks were confiscated in the raid.