Sunday, September 21, 2014


This is coolbert:

Kurdish areas in Syria now under siege by ISIL. Kurdish YPG militia to the rescue. Recall that each political party among the Kurds has their own militia each and everyone operating independently, not as part of focused and concentrated force acting in concert.

ISIL after a period of apparently consolidating gains now on the move again? Fear the worst unless massive American intervention with coalition assistance forthcoming.

1. "Syrian Kurds warn of mounting crisis as ISIS advances, takes more villages"

"The latest ISIS advance in Syria has brought a swath of the country's north-central Kurdish region under siege, with Kurdish leaders warning of another humanitarian crisis without international intervention . . . in the past three days some 60 nearby villages fell under ISIS control . . . 39 villages on Friday alone "

2. "Kurdish fighters from Turkey join battle to save Syrian Kurdish town from ISIS"

"(CNN) -- Hundreds of Kurdish fighters from Turkey have arrived in the Syrian Kurdish town of Ayn al-Arab to join a Kurdish militia group battling to hold off ISIS forces, activists said Saturday.
Clashes continue in the area between the militia, called the People's Protection Unit (YPG,) and the ISIS fighters, according the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights."

Even from the Internet I am unable to determine with any sort of exactitude the political orientation of the YPG militia. Syrian based is about all I can surmise. Factionalism in the battle against ISIL does no one any good.


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