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Hundreds Dead In Renewed Fighting For Control Of Northern Syria

(ANF – Aleppo) Fighting has once again broken out in Aleppo, Syria’s second largest city. At least 250 are known to have died in barrel bomb attacks launched by Syrian … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Christians Offer Prayers for Kidnapped Leaders on Christmas in Rojava

(ANF)/Hesekê – Local Orthodox Syriac and Arab Christians have flocked to churches in the town Hesekê to celebrate the Christmas Holiday. At one service, Father Gabriyêl Xac asked his parishioners … Continue reading

December 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Rojava Revolution in 2013: The Success of the YPG

In a new report for ANF, Dildar Aryen highlights the progress the Rojava Revolution has made in 2013 and the important developments over the past year. What follows is the … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Rojava Legacy of Nuri Dêrsimî

(ANF) A grandson and namesake of Nuri Dêrsimî, one of the leaders of the Dersim resistance, is fighting in the ranks of the YPG. Known in the YPG as Baran … Continue reading

December 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gangs Kidnap 170 Civilians in Afrin Including Women and Children

(ANF) The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an affiliate of al-Qaeda, has kidnapped 170 Kurdish civilians from the village of Ihris near the town of Ezaz is the … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Because I Don’t Know Turkish I Must Wash Dishes”

In an article by Serhat Korkmaz published on Bianet, Kormaz speaks with a Kurdish refugee family from Syria. Below is a translation of the article. “I was driving a taxi. … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Olive Harvest Time In Rojava

Following the economic collapse in Syria that followed the beginning of the conflict in March 2011, Kurds are reclaiming their lands and creating economic opportunities in harsh conditions by encouraging … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cotton Season in Rojava

In an article by posted on ANF today, the author Huda Eli writes about the ongoing cotton harvest in Rojava, its importance to the region, and how difficult the war … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

270 Kurdish Civilians Held Hostage by the Free Syrian Army

According to a report in today’s Özgür Gündem, around three hundred civilian hostages have been taken from Kurdish neighborhoods in Aleppo by Free Syrian Army units affiliated with the Military … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

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