YPJ fighters: We will fight in Afrin and we will win

YPJ fighters say they are headed to victory in the Deir ez-Zor operation, that they will go to Afrin after the operation and that they will not abandon Afrin in any case.

YPJ (Women's Defense Units) fighters in the Operation Cizire Storm spoke to the ANF and expressed their protest of the Turkish state’s invasion attacks on Afrin.


Evin Tilberek: “As the YPJ, we took our place in the Operation Cizire Storm. The conditions in Deir ez-Zor are harsh, especially the sand storms create difficulties for us. But for us it’s not a problem. Things are going well. We are not affected too much. The Turkish state wants to attack Afrin. Like we are fighting in Deir ez-Zor, we will go to Afrin and we will fight. Until the last drop of our blood, we will continue to fight and resist. Victory will be ours.”


Zêrin Çerçela: “As YPJ fighters, we take our place in the Deir ez-Zor operation. The Turkish state is preparing to enter Afrin. Like we fight here now and defeat the gangs, we will fight in Afrin all the same. As the YPJ we will never allow the Turkish state to enter Afrin.”


Bahar Qamişlo: “The Rojava Revolution has entered its 7th year. To date, we have achieved victory in all our sacred lands. Thanks to the YPG and YPJ, we have achieved victory everywhere. So many young women and men shed their blood for these lands. We have made a promise to them, we will always follow their path. We achieved the greatest victories in Kobanê, Manbij and Raqqa. And today we are in Deir ez-Zor. We are on the frontlines. Deir ez-Zor is geographically different from other areas. It is mostly desert. There is constant fog and desert storms. We are always cautious. Night or day, we almost never sleep. Because we don’t want to have martyrs or veterans. Our only goal is to protect these lands from these barbaric gangs. These lands are sacred, and many nations are fighting for them.

For seven years, this revolution has continued. And for seven years, we have been fighting these enemies of humanity. Now we fight in Deir ez-Zor. When we are asked, we will go to fight in Afrin. The enemy attacks from all sides, and we respond to all attacks. We will not abandon these sacred lands to them under any conditions. Today our comrades resist in Afrin. They display great heroism. Like we resisted in Kobanê, like we had dozens of martyrs and achieved victory, in Afrin, in Deir ez-Zor, we will march on to a free Kurdistan, a free and democratic Syria and federalism. Because all nations are present here and are fighting.

After Deir ez-Zor, we will go to Afrin. Afrin is our sacred land. Erdoğan doesn’t know what to do. Whatever happens, we will not give Afrin up. We will not give up our lands and our country. Victory will be YPG’s and YPJ’s.”