Women commanders and leaders martyred by the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries – ANHA | HAWARNEWS

The Turkish occupation state, based on a fascist and authoritarian mentality and denial of other parties, targets anyone who opposes their views.

The Turkish occupation state and its mercenaries, in their attacks on northern and eastern Syria, mainly target women who fought against ISIS mercenaries and the occupation and achieved success in all areas of the revolution. The objective of the Turkish occupation state is to carry out these attacks in order to destroy the success of women. All this is done in international silence.

The Turkish state that helps the Islamic State uses special methods of warfare and professional attacks against the sovereignty of Syrian territory and violates international laws.

In this report, we will recall the attacks of the occupying Turkish state against the women leaders of the revolution in Rojava and northern and eastern Syria.

August 19 is the first anniversary of the martyrdom of one of the commanders of the YPJ and the Tel Tamir Military Council, Sosin Birhat. Sosin Birhat was martyred along with 4 of her comrades in a drone attack by the Turkish occupation state against the Tel Tamir Military Council building.

Sosin Muhammed (Sosin Birhat) was born on January 1, 1976 in Omara village in Shera district of Afrin township. Sosin’s family consists of a mother and a father of 6 daughters and she is the 4th in the family.

Sosin Birhat grew up in a patriotic family who was introduced to the philosophy of leader Ocalan in 1987. 2 of her sisters were members of the Agiri (Koma Agiri) dance group.

Sosin Birhat joined the Kurdistan Liberation Movement in 1995 and spent 15 years studying in the ranks of the guerrillas. With the beginning of the July 19 revolution, Sosin returned to the Sheikhmaqsoud neighborhood and joined the resistance of the residents of the neighborhood against the attacks of the mercenaries of the Turkish occupation state and helped the people and their defense forces according to the principles of the revolutionary people. the war.

Commander Sosin Birhat participated in the resistance in the neighborhood between 2014 and 2016 and became a source of morals and inspiration for the fighters. She exerted great efforts to defend the neighborhood and left her mark in the resistance of Sheikhmaqsoud neighborhood.

In addition, Commander Sosin Birhat also participated in the operations to liberate the northern and eastern regions of Syria. Until the last moment of her martyrdom, she worked as a member of the YPJ Military Council and the FDS Military Council.

56 women were martyred and 104 were injured in the occupation attacks on Afrin which started on January 20, 2018.


On February 1 of the same year, the Turkish occupation state and its mercenaries committed a brutal crime against martyred YPJ fighter Barin Kobane. The body of martyr Barin Kobane fell into their hands.

During the Jabhat Al-Nusra attack on May 28-29, 2013 on the villages of Sherawa, YPJ fighters Berivan Nujan and Slava were martyred and became the first YPJ martyrs.

On October 12, 2019, with the start of the attacks by the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries on Serekaniye and Gire Spi, the secretary general of the Syria Future Party, Hevrin Khalef, was martyred on the M4 road. by mercenaries from Ankara who continued to mutilate his body.

On October 13 of the same year, a warplane of the Turkish occupation state crashed into a convoy of citizens from the Al-Jazeera region who were heading towards Serekaniye to support the people. As a result, dozens of citizens, including a journalist and a mother named Aqide Osman (53), were martyred.

On January 22, 2021, ISIS mercenaries attacked and killed the co-chairman of the Tel Shayir City Council in Hassakeh, Saida Al-Harmas and Hin Al-Khidir. To avenge the two martyrs, the SDF carried out an operation against the mercenary cells of the Islamic State and arrested those responsible for this attack against the two women.


The Turkish occupation state changed its attack methods and started using drones

On June 23, 2020, a Turkish occupation drone targeted the house of a mother named Emine Waysi in the village of Halinje, north of Kobane. As a result, Emine Waysi and Kongra Star members Heboun Mele Khalil and Zahra Berkel who were inside the house were martyred.

On June 25, 2021, a Turkish occupation drone again carried out a strike against a house in Kobani. As a result, 6 members of the Syrian Revolutionary Youth Movement and the Union of Young Women were martyred.

Although women have made further progress in northern and eastern Syria, attacks against them have increased.

On May 30, 2020, the Turkish occupation state targeted a car on the Qamishlo highway, resulting in the martyrdom of YPJ fighter Mizgin Botan.

On July 2, 2022, a car was targeted in the village of Tel Semin in Raqqa, resulting in the martyrdom of YPJ commander Mızgin Kobane.

On April 20, 2022, YPJ fighters Jihan Ali, Ronahi Kobane and Dilar Aleppo were martyred following an attack by a Turkish occupation drone in Kobane.

On July 22, 2022, an armed drone of the Turkish occupation state targeted the road between Qamishlo and Tirbespiye, resulting in the martyrdom of YAT and SDF commander Jiyan Tolhildan, YPJ commander Roj Khabour and YAT fighter Barin Botan.

On July 28, 2022, an armed drone of the Turkish occupation state bombed an Internal Security Forces car in Ain Isa. 4 members of the Internal Security Forces, Jihan Muhammed, Sara Muhammed Al-Hussein, Selma Ali Mustaffa and Bashar Muhammed Ali Bozan were martyred as a result.

On August 9, 2022, the Turkish occupation state bombed a Self-Defense Forces security post responsible for protecting Qamishlo hospitals, resulting in the martyrdom of 4 fighters, including Dilsoz Tirbespiye.

It should be noted that the FDS finally arrested the cell of agents responsible for the martyrdom of Commander Renas Roj, Sosin Birhat and their comrades, within the framework of Operation Oath.


Michael A. Bynum