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YPG Kurds battles with Assad regime in Hasaka

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By Rodi Said | HASAKA, SYRIA

The Kurdish YPG militia launched a major assault on Monday to seize the last government-controlled parts of the northeastern Syrian city of Hasaka after calling on pro-government militias to surrender, Kurdish forces and residents said.

They said Kurdish forces began the offensive after midnight to take the southern district of East Nashwa, close to where a security compound is located, near the governor's office.

The fighting this week in Hasaka, divided into zones of Kurdish and Syrian government control, marks the most violent confrontation between the Kurdish YPG militia and Damascus in more than five years of civil war. It forms part of a broader battle for control of the long border area abutting Turkey.

After a morning lull in fighting, fierce clashes broke out again across the city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The powerful YPG militia has captured almost all of east Ghwairan, the only major Arab neighborhood still in government hands.

The YPG is at the heart of a U.S.-led campaign against the Islamic State militant group in Syria and controls swaths of the north, where Kurdish groups associated with the militia have set up their own government since the Syrian war began in 2011.

NATO member Turkey, facing a Kurdish insurgency of its own, is concerned about attempts to extend Syrian Kurdish control westward along its border. Turkey is currently allowing a rebel Syrian force under the banner of the Free Syrian Army to assemble on its soil for an attack on an Islamic State-held town, seeking to deny control to the YPG.

The Syrian army deployed warplanes against the main armed Kurdish group for the first time during the war last week, prompting a U.S.-led coalition to scramble aircraft to protect American special operations ground forces.

War planes were seen in the skies above Hasaka again on Monday, but did not drop bombs, the Observatory said.

Syrian state media accused the YPG-affiliated security force known as the Asayish of violating a ceasefire and said its members had torched government buildings in Hasaka.

It accused the Asayish of igniting the violence through escalating "provocations", including the bombing of army positions in Hasaka, and said the Asayish aimed to take control of the city.

 

"WE WILL NOT RETREAT"

The YPG denied it had entered into a truce. It distributed leaflets and made loudspeaker calls across the city urging army personnel and pro-government militias to hand over their weapons.

"To all the elements of the regime and its militias who are besieged in the city, you are targeted by our units," leaflets distributed by the YPG said.

"This battle is decided and we will not retreat ... We call on you to give up your weapons or count yourselves dead."

The YPG, known as the People's Protection Units and linked to Kurdish rebels who fight the Turkish state, appeared intent on leaving a nominal Syrian government presence confined to within a security zone in the heart of the city, where several key government buildings are located, Kurdish sources said.

The complete loss of Hasaka would be a big blow to President Bashar al-Assad's government and would also dent efforts by Moscow, which had sought through a major military intervention last year to help Damascus regain lost territory and prevent new rebel gains.

Kurdish forces have expanded their control of the city despite the bombing of several locations by Syrian jets.

Thousands of civilians in the ethnically mixed city, including members of the Christian community, have fled to villages in the countryside as the fighting intensified, residents said.

The confrontation appears to have undone tacit understandings between the YPG and the Syrian army that had kept the city relatively calm.

Hasaka's governor told state media after the flare-up of violence the military had armed the YPG with weapons and tanks to fight jihadist elements but had not expected them to turn against them.

Hasaka's population, swelled by displaced Syrians fleeing areas that fell under Islamic State control, is broadly divided along ethnic lines, with Kurds mainly in the city's eastern neighborhoods and Arabs in the southern parts.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-hasaka-idUSKCN10X09O

 

 

 

 

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I think we should becareful. It was Assad who started the bombing of the Kurds in Hasakah under the agreement he made with Turkey. The YPG responded and defeated him. We shouldn't try and frame it as if the YPG attacked out of nowhere. Second right now Turkey is crossing into Jarablus to destroy the Kurds. They already have 1500 "moderate" rebels ready to move in on the Kurds. 

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YPG General Command has issued the following statement regarding the ceasefire in Hesekê:

“The clashes between YPG fighters/Asayish forces and Syrian Baath regime army and battalions under different names that started when Hesekê was attacked and bombed by jet fighters lasted for a week.

The society leaders in the region and the tribes have played the role of mediator to stop the bloodshed and for the safety of the people.

An agreement was reached in the framework of five points for the ceasefire.

We have reached an agreement that the Syrian army and their armed groups will leave the city center, YPG forces will turn the areas taken from the regime in the 7 day long clashes over to the Asayish, both sides will release the wounded and the prisoners, the roads closed due to the clashes will be reopened, the standing of regime allied paramilitary forces like Difa El Weteni will be reconsidered.

The ceasefire will be tracked by the newly formed joint committee.

As YPG, we are ready to fight in the interests of our people to protect the principles of common life. We will not let anybody tarnish the honor of our people.

We congratulate the people of Hesekê for their struggle along with the patriotic forces and Asayish forces against the fascist regime soldiers and gangs.

We also thank the tribes  in Hesekê for their efforts in protecting the common life against the regime’s dirty plans.”

http://www.anfenglish.com/kurdistan/ypg-statement-on-the-ceasefire-in-heseke

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3 hours ago, kirtc said:

The YPG seem to have taken the USA's hand and follow to their flute... RIP. 

Anyone against the axis of resistance is with the Dajjal's army, the army of USA and Israel. You will be lose.

If we followed what the USA wanted, why did they state this?

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In addition to helping the Turks in the Jarabulus offensive, he said, “we’re living up to our assurances to the Turks that the Kurds are not going to move north. . . .We’ve made it clear to [the YPG] that we won’t support them going north and, by the way, they can’t move without us providing air support.”

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey’s goal is to “sweep ISIS away from the border.” ISIS and ISIL are alternative names for the Islamic State. But he also warned Syrian Kurdish fighters to return east of the Euphrates River, saying that “if they fail to do so, we will do what is necessary.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/turkey-launches-operation-against-islamic-state-held-town-on-border/2016/08/24/4983b9d2-b71a-446e-967e-894bf4b9a845_story.html#comments

The USA is actually supporting Turkey which has now invaded Jarablus. Turkey used Al-Nusra fighters, some 1500 to take Jarablus, it has also given them heavy weapons. 

Look what Joe Biden himself stated:

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Kurdish forces “must move back across the Euphrates River,” Joe Biden said. “They cannot, will not, under any circumstance get American support if they do not keep that commitment.”

http://rudaw.net/NewsDetails.aspx?pageid=240990

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The situation currently in the Euphrates:

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26 minutes ago, humanbeing101 said:

If we followed what the USA wanted, why did they state this?

The USA is actually supporting Turkey which has now invaded Jarablus. Turkey used Al-Nusra fighters, some 1500 to take Jarablus, it has also given them heavy weapons. 

Look what Joe Biden himself stated:

 

The situation currently in the Euphrates:

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https://i.redd.it/z6wd08ekndhx.jpg

Come on bro, just admit the YPG are wrong here, dont let nationalism take over your judgement. 

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13 minutes ago, Ali al-Abdullah said:

Come on bro, just admit the YPG are wrong here, dont let nationalism take over your judgement. 

Wrong in what sense? 

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Baba are some people not seeing what I'm seeing? Turkey and Assad have made an agreement against Kurds. You think this is about Sunni vs Shia? Assad doesn't care about that stuff, neither does Erdogan, it just about power. They've decided to eliminate the Kurds once and for all. 

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9 minutes ago, humanbeing101 said:

Wrong in what sense? 

More updates:

Baba are some people not seeing what I'm seeing? Turkey and Assad have made an agreement against Kurds. You think this is about Sunni vs Shia? Assad doesn't care about that stuff, neither does Erdogan, it just about power. They've decided to eliminate the Kurds once and for all. 

No man.. im definitely the supporting FSA nor YPG, They could have remained neutral, but they joined America. 

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9 minutes ago, Ali al-Abdullah said:

No man.. im definitely the supporting FSA nor YPG, They could have remained neutral, but they joined America. 

Brother how did we "join america"? Just at what Joe Biden himself said

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Kurdish forces “must move back across the Euphrates River,” Joe Biden said. “They cannot, will not, under any circumstance get American supportif they do not keep that commitment.”

http://rudaw.net/NewsDetails.aspx?pageid=240990

 

America don't support Kurds. If this is support, where are our tanks from america? What are the heavy weapons? We have rusty AK-47s and our own handmade vehicle armour. 

 

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10 minutes ago, Ali al-Abdullah said:

 

Lol this is from 'syria today', they are spreading propaganda. Plus can this person verify who the spokesmen is? Because clearly an official statement from America is saying the opposite. Turkey's actions are also showing the oppposite. Not the mention the maps I showed you are showing the opposite. 

Plus just scroll down and people are refuting "this source":

We are advancing not retreating.

Check the maps: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spillover_of_the_Syrian_Civil_War#/media/File:Syrian,_Iraqi,_and_Lebanese_insurgencies.png

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Syrian_and_Iraqi_insurgency_detailed_map

If you don't believe me, just wait 24 hours and see the results. 

 

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4 minutes ago, humanbeing101 said:

Lol this is from 'syria today', they are spreading propaganda. Plus can this person verify who the spokesmen is? Because clearly an official statement from America is saying the opposite. Turkey's actions are also showing the oppposite. Not the mention the maps I showed you are showing the opposite. 

Plus just scroll down and people are refuting "this source":

We are advancing not retreating.

Check the maps: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spillover_of_the_Syrian_Civil_War#/media/File:Syrian,_Iraqi,_and_Lebanese_insurgencies.png

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Syrian_and_Iraqi_insurgency_detailed_map

If you don't believe me, just wait 24 hours and see the results. 

 

Why? Bro you do know that you don't have to support YPG just because you are Kurdish.. Also who is their enemy?

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1 minute ago, humanbeing101 said:

Bro let us just forget this conversation. It won't lead nowhere. I support what the ahlul bayt state. 

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BtmP0LNkA-w/UohYvld43zI/AAAAAAAAAlc/3ciKPqRsVO4/w900-h348/imam_hussein_quote_by_bahez-d5k5jli.jpg

 

Me too bro.. however i believe in religion and the Hereafter also.

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A skirmish or really any kind of conflict between the Kurdish militias and the Syrian government forces is really counter productive. There needs to be some sort of set agreement and compromise between them at this point of time.

In the end ISIS and all these Rebel groups including countries like Turkey and Saudi Arabia will be gaining the upper hand as result of these tensions between the Kurds and Syrian government. Its completely unnecessary and pointless, especially when they don't realise most of these groups and nations in the Middle East would want both the Kurds and Assad regime finished.

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10 hours ago, Zendegi said:

A skirmish or really any kind of conflict between the Kurdish militias and the Syrian government forces is really counter productive. There needs to be some sort of set agreement and compromise between them at this point of time.

In the end ISIS and all these Rebel groups including countries like Turkey and Saudi Arabia will be gaining the upper hand as result of these tensions between the Kurds and Syrian government. Its completely unnecessary and pointless, especially when they don't realise most of these groups and nations in the Middle East would want both the Kurds and Assad regime finished.

Lol bro @MuhammadXII has an obsession with you.

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