Conscription Law: PYD calls on Syria Kurds to ‘defend dignity’

MESOP : Forced recruitment is human rights violation

July 19, 2014 – ARA News – Kilis, Turkey – A “conscription law” was ratified earlier this week by the legislative council of the Auto-Administration in northeastern Syria (led by the Democratic Union Party “PYD” and other allied parties.The law stipulates “the duty of self-defence in the Syrian areas which falls under the rule of the “Democratic Auto-Administration”.  The law obliges families living in the region to send one of their 18-30 year-old members to the defence duty, which lasts for six months, either continuously or intermittently over one year time. Exempting the “disabled or sick” was mentioned in the law as well as exempting families whose members have earlier joined the PYD-linked forces of the Assayish, the Kurdistani Liberation Movement (KCK), the Popular Protection Units (YPG) or Women Protection Units (YPJ). The law stipulates some penalties in case of “non-adherence”.

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MESOP SHORT CUTS : CHILD SOLDIERS IN WEST KURDISTAN / No Demobilization ?

Report on child soldier demobilization gets rejected by two news outlets, and then you see article on the same issue written from Stockholm in Sweden on a Kurdish news website… http://rudaw.net/english/middleeast/syria/11072014 …. jiyan rojnamanus hic niye..

MESOP : “GENEVA CALL” AN ORGANISATION NEAR TO PKK – Syrian Kurdish Forces Demobilize Child Soldiers

11/7/2014 – By Carl Drott & Alexandra Di Stefano Pironti – RUDAW – STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Syrian Kurdish forces have demobilized 149 children from their ranks and have signed a commitment to protect children in armed conflict, according to Geneva Call, an NGO  that protects child soldiers.The Swiss NGO said the children had been removed from the ranks of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Women’s Protection Units (YPJ), the military wings of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) which has declared autonomy in Syria’s Kurdish regions (Rojava). The PYD is an affiliate of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) guerrilla movement.

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MESOP FLASH : SYRIA’S SILENT WEAPONS / BY JILL BELLAMY

JULY 17, 2014 – The decommissioning of Syria’s vast chemical weapon arsenal has brought its weapons of mass destruction into the media spotlight. Far less attention has been paid to Syria’s admitted biological warfare program, one of the largest in the Middle East today. While Asad’s chemical weapons have been monitored for decades, biological weapons are silent weapons.

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MESOP : SHORT CUTS

Pentagon Outlines Plan to Aid Syrian Rebels

U.S. military officials gave a closed-door briefing to Congress on a plan to train and equip Syrian rebels, which calls for a 2,300-man force and likely would not begin until next year (WSJ). However, Pentagon officials said the proposal was still evolving. Meanwhile, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad was sworn in Wednesday for an additional seven-year term (Daily Star).

MESOP : TERROR-RAPPER TOT ODER UNTOT – Wurde deutscher Terrorist „Deso Dogg“ in türkischem Krankenhaus behandelt?

Von DTJ-ONLINE | 16.07.2014 -  Mit einer brisanten Nachricht, die aus nicht näher genannten „Geheimdienstkreisen“ stammen soll, lässt das Nachrichtenmagazin „Focus“ aufhorchen: Demnach soll im städtischen Krankenhaus von Kilis eine geheime Abteilung eingerichtet worden sein, in der sich verletzte Extremisten des „Islamischen Staates“ (IS), die im syrischen Bürgerkrieg verletzt wurden, behandelt worden wären.

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MESOP : Resistance Emerges as ISIS Consolidates in Deir ez-Zour

by Jennifer Cafarella – Institute for the study of war  . . Following the declaration of a caliphate by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a cascade of surrenders by rebel and tribal brigades in Syria’s Deir ez-Zour province conferred large swaths of territorial control to ISIS. Beginning on July 2, these advances dramatically changed the balance of power within the province and provided ISIS the opportunity to achieve territorial continuity along the Euphrates River into Iraq’s al-Anbar. However, local resistance has since emerged to challenge full ISIS control within Syria’s Deir ez-Zour. While this resistance is currently too localized to meaningfully challenge the ISIS advance, it nonetheless highlights the existence of groups willing to serve as counter-ISIS forces within the ISIS Euphrates system. As ISIS continues to harden its defenses across its newly integrated Iraq and Syria theaters, the continued existence of local opposition will remain a crucial indicator of opportunities to disrupt ISIS control.

WEST KURDISTAN /SYRIA – YPJ Commander: We Are Resisting At The Cost Of Our Lives

MESOP : The Parties Must Leave Their Political Differences Aside – Good idea for the future from both sides !

Meysa Ebdo – the Kobanê commander of the of the Yekineyên Parastina Jin (YPJ), or Women’s Defense Units, a local defense force formed from thousands of women in Rojava – joined the ROJAVA program by telephone yesterday evening on Med Nuçe TV, where she spoke about the situation in Rojava and the most recent fighting with ISIS, according to a  report from ANF and carried by Özgür Gündem . Ebdo said that the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) wants to advance their objectives through the massacre of civilian populations and the world was just watching. She also called on different powers in Kurdistan to “lay down their differences for the moment and defend Kurdistan” and called on the youth of Kurdistan to “contribute to the resistance in Kobanê” which she said would “bring down the borders.”

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MESOP : SOURCE OF REAL SYRIAN REVOLUTION – Complain In Order Not to Lose Your Rights

 

The Day ِAfter organization (TDA), in collaboration with local councils, civil society institutions, and military councils in the province of Idlib, launched a campaign under the title of ‘Complain In Order Not To Lose Your Rights’, in May 2014.

The idea of the campaign was born from what the organization said was “the necessity of holding the Free Syrian Army abusers accountable”. Activists are concerned with the social dimension of the revolution, especially after witnessing people’s fear at raising their problems with those holding weapons.

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MESOP REPORT : On The Front In Kobanê

ROJAVA REPORT 14-7-2014 – ANF – What follows is translation of the article “Kuzey Cepheye” (“To The Northern Front”) by Ersin Çaksu and İsmail Eskin from Özgür Gündem and DİHA.  While the attacks of the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) directed by the AKP against Kobanê continue, a special meeting of the Democratic Regions Party (DBP) has made a call for “all of our people to march to Kobanê.”

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