26 January is the day that the People’s Defense Units (YPG) forces announced the victory over ISIS in the besieged town of Kobane in northern Syria.
After 131 days of fighting, the YPG announced on 26 January 2015 that they had wiped out the ISIS and entered outlying areas in the east of Kobane.
Whilst the Rojava and North Kurdistan celebrated the 6th anniversary of liberation of Kobane in Syria, they also protested against the attacks of the ISIS and the Turkish offensive in Syria. Thousands of people took the streets in Kobane, Tirbesipiyê, Qamishli and Tell Hamis.
In the press statement in Kobane, it was stated that the resistance in Kobane united the international struggle of the peoples as well as the Kurds struggling for freedom.
“We will continue to resist for our dignity and freedom,” they said in the press statement. “Biji yekitiya gele Kurd – Long live the unity of the Kurdish people,” they chanted.
People of Kobane visited and brough flowers to the cemeteries of those, who lost their lives fighting against the ISIS to commemorate them.