Women from Kobane form a battalion to support Afrin
Members of Kongreya Star in Kobane formed a battalion to support the resistance in Afrin.
Members of the Kurdish Women's Movement of Rojava (Kongreya Star) formed a women battalion to support the resistance in Afrin. The battalion was named after Kurdish women fighter Avesta Xabur (Zuluh Hemo), who carried out an action of self-sacrifice against Turkish soldiers in Afrin on January 27.
50 female members of the battalion attended the ceremony held in Kobane’s Free Women Square. A representative of Kongreya Star read the following statement:
“We salute the resistance of the people of Afrin. We offer our condolences to the families of our martyrs and wish our wounded quick recovery.
The invading Turkish state and allied terror groups commit massacres by targeting civilians in barbaric style for the last 20 days. We now announce the formation of Martyr Avesta Xabur Battalion to show solidarity with the people of Afrin.
We call upon all people to support the resistance of the people of Afrin and break their silence on the brutal attacks by invaders”.