The historic battle in Kobani was a victory for humanity and a symbol of the internationalist resistance against the brutality of ISIS mercenaries, who, with the support of regional countries, led by Turkey, failed to occupy countries under the false Islamic cover and revive the Ottoman Caliphate, so that Turkey itself would play that role in an alternative process after eliminating ISIS geographically.
From ISIS to the Turkish state and from Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to Erdogan; The killing machine hardly stops, attacking the security and stability of the region; And turning it into a source for mercenary groups that pose a threat to the world.
As soon as ISIS reached the edges of the city of Kobani in October 2014, thousands of Kurds gathered on the border from different regions in northern Kurdistan to express their solidarity with the resistance.
Dozens of fighters in the neighborhoods of the city of Kobani resisted the expansion of the global threat “ISIS” in the Syrian geography, and soon it turned into an event that the peoples of dozens of countries in Asia, Europe and Latin America sympathized with in an international union, to announce the 1st of November, the International Day of Solidarity with the Resistance of Kobani.”
The ISIS attack began on September 15, 2014 was considered fom 3 axes towards the city of Kobani, one of the largest attacks launched by ISIS during the years in which it was active in Syria and Iraq, with the participation of thousands of mercenaries from around the world.
Turkey turned the compass of ISIS towards the northernmost canton of Kobani, that along with the cantons of Al-Jazera and Afrin, announced the Autonomous Administration in Rojava, which angered the Turkish state and other regional countries.
Declaration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Kobani Resistance
The battle in Kobani coincided with daily bloody scenes in European and Asian cities and in the Middle East at the hands of ISIS and its supporters. And Europe, called on governments to act in light of dozens of fighters defending the last neighborhoods of the city of Kobani.
The International Day of Solidarity with Kobani was declared on the 1st of November; Demonstrations swept major cities around the world, airports, and in front of Turkish embassies, denouncing Turkey’s direct support for ISIS.
Meanwhile, the general mobilization announced by the leader Abdullah Ocalan from his prison on Imrali Island, which called on the Kurdish community to defend Kobani, constituted a decisive turning point in the battle, which the Kurds considered “fateful.”
The liberation of Kobani and the end of ISIS, but…!
Only 4 years had passed since the liberation of the city of Kobani, until the Syrian Democratic Forces announced the defeat of ISIS in the country after the destruction of its last strongholds in the town of Baghouz in the countryside of Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria on the border with Iraq, in March 2019, a year and a half after the liberation of the city of Raqqa, the alleged capital of ISIS.
Turkey could not accept the collapse of its ally ISIS before its eyes at the hands of the people of the region, as it launched an aggression against Afrin canton in January 2018, months after the Syrian Democratic Forces liberated the city of Raqqa from ISIS, and Turkey and its mercenary groups displaced hundreds of thousands of Kurds and Arabs from their homes in retaliation for ISIS.
Turkey resumed its aggression as it launched a brutal attack targeting the border areas of Serêkaniyê / Ras al-Ain and Gire Spi / Tal Abyad, in the fall of 2019, with an American green light after the latter withdrew from large areas in northeastern Syria; Months after the defeat of ISIS in Baghouz.
Turkey targets and threatens symbol of global resistance
Turkish drones targeted 8 times populated areas in Kobani canton over a two-year period, the last of which was on October 20 and 23, and 5 people were killed as a result of the air strikes.
This comes as Turkish officials, led by Erdogan, threaten to launch an aggression targeting the Kobani canton, taking advantage of the silence of the international community, guarantor states and human rights organizations, which seemed unlike what they were during the ISIS attack on Kobani.
Aisha Effendi, the co-chair of the Martyrs’ Families Council in the Euphrates region, believes that “international positions in support of the resistance in Kobani greatly affected the unification of feelings in the world against the threat of ISIS, which cast a shadow over large areas, but today the danger of Turkey is much greater and threatens the region.” The international community should ask: Do they seriously sympathize with Kobani, which defeated ISIS?
She added, “The recognition of the Catalonia region of the Autonomous Administration is a step in the right path, but it is not sufficient. Erdogan, according to his claim, obtained the green light from Parliament, to extend his presence outside the borders, especially Syria and Iraq, and this means more crimes against the Kurds. The Turkish state uses weapons Chemical weapons are in a war of annihilation against the Kurds, even ISIS, an ally of Turkey, is launching new attacks in Syria and Iraq, in light of the Turkish extension decision.
‘Ready to resist, ready for peace’
Aisha Effendi pointed out that “the Turkish state seeks revenge against Kobani after the defeat of ISIS in the city. Here, when we say the Turkish state, we are talking about NATO, of which Turkey is a part. They attacked Kobani and then occupied Afrin, Serêkaniyê and Girê Spî. It seems that they agreed on The extermination of the Kurdish people, but we will not surrender, so we are ready for resistance and are ready for peace and democracy, and we rely only on the resistance of our people.”
‘There is a shameful and unfair silence against our people’
Regarding international support, Aisha says: “We have reached this stage as a result of the sacrifices of our people. We have not obtained anything from any country. This resistant people will not accept this genocide and will resist against it. Even the process of reconstruction of Kobani, to which the international community turned its back, restored our people.” With his simple ability to build this city anew.”
She added, “The Turkish drones that bomb Kobani from the air and threaten its security and stability, flying before the eyes of the Russian forces in the region, there is a shameful and unjust silence against our people.”
Leaders in ISIS and Al-Nusra in the areas occupied by Turkey
At a time when the Turkish state constitutes a springboard for thousands of mercenaries deployed in Syria, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and North Africa, the circle of danger against all countries of the world is widening. Democratic Syria, in addition to the escape of families of ISIS mercenaries from Ain Issa camp, north and east of Syria.
On the 23rd and 25th of last October, the US military announced that it had killed two leaders of ISIS and Al-Qaeda in the areas of Girê Spî / Tal Abyad and Serêkaniyê / Ras al-Ain, occupied by Turkey, by drones.
US Central Command spokesman John Rigsby said: “ISIS continues to pose a threat to the United States and our allies, and uses Syria as a safe haven to rebuild itself, coordinate with groups loyal to it, and plan foreign operations.”
The US Special Envoy to the Middle East and Africa had indicated, during a tweet on Twitter, following Turkey’s aggression on the areas of Serêkaniyê / Ras al-Ain and Girê Spî / Tal Abyad, that the US withdrawal from some areas in northern Syria, “caused killings, kidnappings and looting. and forced displacement in the areas controlled by Turkey,” while McGurk confirmed that Turkey allowed 40,000 ISIS militants to cross into Syria, coming from 110 countries around the world between 2014-2016.