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Syria

Rojava defense force draws thousands of recruits

By Rûdaw 4/6/2015
Rojava defense force
A new force calling itself The Self-Defense Force has been formed in the ethnically Kurdish area of Syria known as Rojava, according to the group's leaders.  As of now, 4,000 volunteers have already joined the force.

An estimated 25 percent of the volunteers are from the city of Girke Lege, which consists of Kurds, Assyrians and Arabs

"There is no regard for ethnic backgrounds. There are Kurds, Arabs and Assyrians who have joined the force," a source told Rudaw.

Members of the force consist of men and women and they will support the YPG (People's Protection Units)

"It is a comprehensive force. If there were more forces like ours, Shingal would not face such a calamity. Therefore, we formed this force to protect our cities, our children, land and nation," said a source. 

The members of the force, who have been trained on weapons for two months, include men and women.

"We, as women, thought we should defend our land and dignity," said a woman who spoke to Rudaw.

"If we did not undertake this responsibility, our situation would not be any better than those who already faced the extremists and suffered atrocities, especially against women."

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| 4/6/2015
I wish them great success!
Kurdo | 4/6/2015
Ethnically kurdish area? You dont accept it as a part of Kurdistan. Is just Erbil kurdistan`?
Democratic | 4/6/2015
Leave Shingal out of your cantoon agenda you communist liars.
Nationalist | 4/6/2015
It is ridiculous because bulding a such force is making loosing all aspects of Kurdish nationalism ,instead of this ridiculous project ,why dont they make a new force wich include others Kurdish forces such as peshmerge forces from ENKS ?! These part of Kurdistan need absolutly joint action between Kurdish forces...
Kameslo Kurd | 4/6/2015
Really ? YPG, YPJ, YPS, PKK, PJAK, HPG and now HPC and many moore ??? Just a few years ago it was HADEP, KADEK, KONGEL and others. WHY!?!?! Everyone knows its all PKK. Stop with this confusing crap. Everyone screams " Be serok jiyan nabe". Let me tell you, Serok is just one person. Stop using his face like a national flag. And start saying Be kurdistan jiyan nabe.
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