Women Of The YPJ: Our Battle Will Continue

The Rojava Report

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The following article – ‘YPJ’li kadınlar: Savaşımız devam edecek’  – was written by Rojda Korkmaz and Kadri Özkan for DIHA and appeared in Özgür Gündem. It has been translated into English below.

The women of the YPJ who helped to lead the resistance in Kobanê are once again at the forefront during operations to clear the surrounding villages. Negris, an YPJ fighter on the Western front lines, told DIHA “with our struggle we defeated a mentality which looked upon women as slaves. Today Kobanê is not sad, today Kobanê is full of color” stressing that women would could continue their battle on the front.

The YPG/YPJ fighters who liberated the city center are now continuing their advance in the rural areas of Kobanê. In recent weeks they have made significant advances on the Eastern, Western and Southern fronts and are continuing their operations against ISIS. Women of the…

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