A documentary to remember YPJ and YAT fighters Jiyan Tolhildan, Roj Xabûr and Barîn Botan
Three Roses of the Revolution is the title of the documentary about YPJ and YAT fighters Jiyan Tolhildan, Roj Xabûr and Barîn Botan, killed by a Turkish drone on 22 July 2022.
The YPJ (Women Protection’s Units) have released a documentary of the life and legacy of YPJ and YAT fighters Jiyan Tolhildan, Roj Xabûr and Barîn Botan, killed by a Turkish drone on 22 July 2022.
The documentary is called Three Roses of the Revolution and can be watched on YouTube.
The YPJ said, presenting the documentary: “Their legacy is an inspiration for thousands of young women in the ranks of the Women's Protection Units in Rojava. Their contribution to the revolution in Kurdistan will continue to lead women and oppressed people around the world on the path of a free life.”
On 22 July, the Turkish occupation’s drones targeted a car on the Qamishlo road, killing YAT commander Jiyan Tolhildan, YPJ commander Roj Xabûr, and Barin Botan, while they were on duty. The women had just left the Women’s Forum in Qamishlo where Jiyan Tolhildan had spoken.
The SDF described the three women as follows: “YAT commander Jiyan Tolhildan (Salwa Yusuf) had been involved in organizing the ranks of the people since the first day of the Rojava Revolution. Then she participated in establishing the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ), becoming the leader of the Counter-Terrorism Units (YAT), and has fought relentlessly and with great courage in all the battles to build the project of the Democratic Nation and to achieve women’s freedom in North-East Syria. The revolution grew with the struggle of the commander Jiyan. She has led liberation campaigns against the terrorist group ISIS in cooperation with the International Coalition forces.
YPJ commander, Roj Khabur (Joana Hisso) came from the city of Derbasia, and had great enthusiasm and audacity since the very beginning of the Rojava Revolution. With a deep belief in free life, she struggled with her resistance spirit within the ranks of the YPJ on all fronts, leading the liberation campaigns against ISIS terrorism with the cooperation of the International Coalition.
Barin Botan (Ruha Bashar) came from Afrin and grew up in a patriotic family. She joined the ranks of the Revolution with unprecedented enthusiasm. She fought vigorously against all authoritarian forces.”