Socialists go to Afrin as human shields
The Initiative for the Unity and Solidarity of the Peoples (SYPG) and the Free Socialist Women (JAS) have announced that they will send groups of human shields against the attacks in Afrin.
A joint statement by the Initiative for the Unity and Solidarity of Peoples (SYPG - Saziya Yekîtî û Piştgiriya Gelan) and the Free Socialist Women (JAS - Jinên Azad ên Sosyalîst) said that: "We are now on the 51st day of our great resistance against the attack of the colonialist and fascist Turkish state on our canton Afrin. As SYPG and JAS, we will launch a new group of human shields against the invasion of the Cizirê region and the Firat (Euphrates) region."
The statement stressed that fascism is being defeated in Afrin: "Against the invasion of the Turkish state, all of our oppressed peoples and progressive revolutionary forces should become millions and go out on the streets, giving strength to our Afrin resistance. Colonialism, fascism will be defeated - our resistance from Afrin will prevail. We bow to our fallen in respect and wish all our resistance fighters success."