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MESOP RECOMMENDATION WATCH :
Syria Ceasefire MonitorTracking possible violations of #SyriaCeasefire http://www.syriaceasefiremonitor.org/
What’s so complicated about solidarity between Syrian & Turkish Kurds? @aylajean explains http://uk.mobile.reuters.com/article/idUKKCN0VY1UJ?irpc=932 …
MESOP : DEMIRTAS (HDP) ON KANDIL’S (PKK) ORDER
Demirtas’ rhetoric against AKP starts to mirror AKP’s against HDP http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/hdp-co-chair-defends-pyd-against-turkish-government.aspx?pageID=238&nID=95598&NewsCatID=338 …
MESOP : PKK / KNK RUNS ALREADY 3 OFFICES IN SWITZERLAND
ENKS opens office in Switzerland http://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/473e5118-69b4-4913-9c29-481bd14f861d/ENKS-opens-office-in-Switzerland?platform=hootsuite … #Syrian Kurds #ENKS #Geneva III #Syrian Civil War #Kurdistan Diaspora #Rojava
IS killed Khaled Dahham al-Bashir from Baggara tribe Deir ar-Zour (28.02.2016) http://dlvr.it/Kdj8Jh
Council created for Bagara tribe in Abdulaziz mountain (27.02.2016) http://fb.me/78JHDKYQi
MESOP : DESTROYED BY PKK
#Turkey has begun work to repair a pipeline taking crude oil from #Kurdistan Region to the Mediterranean port of #Ceyhan.
PKK rocket attack kills Turkish police officer in southeast: sources http://reut.rs/1RwQEWK via @Reuters
PKK commander warns of “Kurdish uprising” as clashes continue in http://rudaw.net/NewsDetails.aspx?pageid=197728 … via @RudawEnglish
Charles Lister @Charles_Lister 2h2 hours ago
#Syria’s opposition @SyrianHNC has sent a letter to UNSG Ban Ki Moon accusing #Russia of contravening ceasefire:
Charles Lister @Charles_Lister 2h2 hours ago – “As tool to defeat #ISIL, #YPG has reached a peak point” Great nuanced piece by @hxhassan http://www.thenational.ae/opinion/comment/america-should-choose-its-allies-very-carefully …
Charles Lister @Charles_Lister 5h5 hours ago
#Idlib’s Jisr al-Shughour under #Russia airstrikes today – a dangerous move that threatens to draw in opposition (FSA & Ahrar) retaliation.
MESOP : MURDER BY SDF/PYD(PKK) FORCES !?
Charles Lister @Charles_Lister PT: 5 days ago, #Hasakeh activists accused U.S.-backed #SDF of executing 5 civilians, inc. a 12yr-old girl: https://www.facebook.com/HASAKHNNEWS/posts/1647542695484752 …
MESOP : LAST NOT LEAST !
New Kurdish National Alliance led by Salih Geddo http://fb.me/QjcKZs9i
MESOP TODAYS ANALYSIS BY MOSHE DAYAN CENTER – Saudi Brinkmanship in the Syrian War
MDC Researcher Brandon Friedman addresses the ceasefire in the Syrian War and recent Saudi declarations to send its special forces into Syria as part of the American coalition.Author: Brandon Friedman
On Thursday night, February 11, Russia and the U.S., as leaders of the International Syrian Support Group (ISSG), signed a temporary ceasefire in Munich that was implemented on February 27. The ceasefire has silenced the guns for the time being, yet an important question remains: Is this simply a break in the action that allows all sides to catch their breath and improve their positions for the next phase of war, or will it ultimately prevent a spiral of regional escalation that would greatly increase the costs of the war? http://www.mesop.de/?p=71677
NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)
MESOP : CEMIL BAYIK (PKK) NOT LISTENING TO OCALAN
PKK ‘not listening’ to Ocalan: Turkish official
28 Feb 2016 – Ankara (AFP) – Turkey believes the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) is no longer listening to its jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan and there is now no point in allowing him to make public statements, a senior Turkish official said on Friday.Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin told foreign reporters that Ocalan, jailed on the Turkish prison island of Imrali, had effectively lost control over its military leadership based on Qandil mountain in northern Iraq. Read more http://www.mesop.de/?p=71679
WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)
MESOP Syria Daily: Some Regime Attacks, But Ceasefire Generally Holds on 1st Day
February 28 – by Scott Lucas – eaworldview – Syria’s cessation of hostilities generally held on its first day on Saturday, but some regime attacks were reported near Damascus and in the northwest of the country. – The Free Syrian Army said the Syrian military attacked in Latakia Province near the Turkish early Saturday morning. Three rebels were killed, but the assault was repelled. Syrian helicopters dropped barrel bombs in the area and in neighboring Latakia Province, according to pro-regime activists. Jaish al-Nasr, a group affiliated to the Free Syrian Army, claimed Assad forces fired mortars, rockets, and machine guns in Hama Province, as warplanes patrolled overhead. “Compared to the previous days it is nothing, but we consider that they broke the truce,” Mohamed Rasheed, head of the Jaish al-Nasr media office, said. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=71667
MESOP RESULTS : On its First Day: 14 Breaches in the Ceasefire Agreement in Syria
SNHR issued its first report about the ceasefire agreement in Syria and its respective breaches. The ceasefire which started on 27 February 2016 resulted so far with 14 breaches committed by government forces.
Syrian government forces and its Russian ally took advantage of the ceasefire and escalated its shelling and military operations in several regions in Aleppo. SNHR recorded not less than 3 attacks that were believed to be Russian in the final hours before the ceasefire started in Kabtan Al Jabal and Al Saloum town and Darat Ezza city in Aleppo suburbs. Also, SNHR documented the killing 16 civilians and material damages in medical facilities. On the other hand, government forces continued to shell the cities of Daraya, Zamalka, and Deir Assafier in Damascus suburbs.The report questioned this ceasefire and its outcomes. As the Syrian regime has violated and breached several UNSC resolutions and it was not held accountable. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=71675
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SYRIA CEASEFIRE MONITOR
Air strikes on Jisr as Shughour,Idlib target civilian homes – Filed at: 17:37 Sun, 28 Feb 2016 (GMT+2)
The Jisr as Shughour team of the Syria Civil Defense reported that at 15:15, 28 Feb 2016, 2 airstrikes (alleged to be Russian), including a cluster munition, targeted civilian homes in Jisr al Shugour, Idlib, killing a pregnant woman and her unborn child. Twelve wounded civilians including seven children, are currently being treated for injuries. Watch die Body count: http://www.mesop.de/?p=71671
MESOP SPECIAL (I)
MESOP SPECIAL : Challenges for the Islamic State & Restrictions on the Information Environment
by Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi • Feb 27, 2016 – As the war against the Islamic State [IS] continues, it is clear that the state project in Iraq and Syria is facing a number of challenges. Two of these challenges relate to military manpower and finance. In the realm of the former, this is evident from internal documents showing a month-long general amnesty issued in October 2015 for deserters from the frontlines, as well as unsuccessful mobilization efforts in Aleppo and Deir az-Zor to stop the breaking of the siege of Kweiris airbase and drive out the remnant regime presence respectively. In addition, IS has not been able to capitalize on rebel fighting with YPG-SDF forces in the Azaz area, finding itself distracted with fighting the regime instead. Watch documents and full text http://www.mesop.de/?p=71669
MESOP SPECIAL (II)
MESOP SPECIAL : Iraqi Kurdish Yazidi rape victims seek healing in Germany after Islamic State ‘hell’
AFP – 28 Feb 2016 – GENEVA,— One eight-year-old was repeatedly sold and raped, while another girl set herself on fire to make herself less attractive to her militant captors.
These are only two of the more than 1,400 horror stories German doctor Jan Ilhan Kizilhan has heard first-hand from Kurdish Yazidi women and girls once enslaved by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (IS) militants in Iraq.“They have been through hell,” he told AFP in an interview in Geneva. Dr Kizilhan heads a project that has brought 1,100 women and girls to Germany to help heal their deep physical and psychological wounds.The project, run by German state Baden-Wurttemberg, first began flying in the traumatised victims from northern Iraq last April, and brought the last group over earlier this month. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=71673
EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN)
MESOP: MULLAHS KILL AGAIN KURDS IN EUROPE
Iranian Kurdish Opposition Member Assassinated in Norway
OSLO — The Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party has released a statement announcing the murder of a former commander of the party in his house in Norway.
The commander’s name was Mahmoud Muhmmedi, known as Mahmoud Khas, and was a former Peshmerga commander of the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party. On Sunday, Khas was found dead in his house in Norway.The police has started investigating the murder without revealing any initial information at the moment. However, it is not a unique incident faced by Iranian Kurdish opposition members abroad as several other Iranian Kurdish politicians and officials were assassinated across Europe in the past years by unknown killers. www.mesop.de
THE GERMAN KURDISH CHAPTER
MESOP SPECIAL Russland: Syrische Waffenruhe gilt angeblich nur in kleinen Gebieten
FAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 28 Feb 2016 – In Syrien ist die vereinbarte Waffenruhe um Mitternacht Ortszeit in Kraft getreten. Russland hat aber schon angekündigt, in vielen Gebieten weiter … http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/naher-osten/syrien-moskau-ist-trotz-feuerpause-weiter-kampfbereit-14093570.html
MESOP : DIE HETZMEUTE DER STALINISTISCHEN ANTIRASSISTINNEN
ESSAY – Neokoloniale Verachtung / Von Pascal Bruckner
26.02.2016. Eine Gruppe von “Experten” nimmt ihren ganzen Mut zusammen, um kollektiv gegen die Meinungsäußerung eines für sich sprechenden Autors zu protestieren. Kamel Daoud wird durch ihre Petition zum Apostaten gestempelt. Er hat sich die Freiheit genommen, die eigene Sphäre zu kritisieren, ein Recht das ihrer Meinung nach nur westlichen Intellektuellen zusteht. Eine Antwort an die Adresse der Wachhunde der Fatwa. Wie bringt man eine originäre Stimme zum Schweigen? Volltext http://www.mesop.de/?p=71663
MESOP : LESENSWERT ! = IBRAHIM BIRO – KURDISCHER NATIONALRAT (CONTRA PKK)
“Syrien muss föderal werden” – Ibrahim Biro, der Präsident des oppositionellen Kurdischen Nationalrats, fordert, dass der syrische Zentralstaat umgebaut wird.
25.02.2016 | 18:31 | Von Wieland Schneider (Die Presse) WIEN – Die Presse: Ihr Kurdischer Nationalrat ist Teil der Verhandlungsdelegation der syrischen Opposition. Wie soll eine politische Lösung in Syrien aussehen?
Ibrahim Biro: In Syrien muss ein föderales System aufgebaut werden. Das ist die einzige Möglichkeit, um Syrien als geeinten Staat zu erhalten. Die Alternative wäre, dass das Land zerfällt. Wir haben das auch dem UN-Sondergesandten für Syrien, Staffan de Mistura, gesagt.
Das bedeutet, dass Syriens Kurden einen eigenen föderalen Teil erhalten sollen? – Volltext : http://www.mesop.de/?p=71665