Who is YPG leader?
|Allegiance||Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (2012–present)|
|Service/branch||Syrian Democratic Forces (2015–present) People’s Protection Units (YPG, 2011/2012–present)|
|Years of service||2003–present|
What is a YPG fighter?
The YPG International or People’s Protection Units International (Kurdish: YPG Enternasyonel) is a military unit made up of foreign fighters in the Syrian Democratic Forces. It was created in December 2016 as the Antifascist International Tabûr (AIT) of the People’s Protection Units (YPG).
Who are the Syriacs fighting in Rojava?
When I was on the front line, I had visited a mobile unit of fighters from the Syriac Military Council (MFS), the army of the Christian Syriacs in Rojava, fighting alongside the Kurds. The head of the company was Johan. His smile was childlike, yet he was 32 years old and a veteran specialist sergeant of the Swiss army.
Who is in charge of Rojava?
Syrian government forces still maintain rule in some areas of Rojava under the leadership of the Assad government. A collection of Sunni Islamist forces, the largest being the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), fought to rule the region by way of Islamic fundamentalism.
What are the religious and ethnic groups in Rojava?
In Rojava, many different religious and ethnic groups–Christians, Yezidis, Arabs, Turkmens, Chechens, Armenians–live together with the large Kurdish majority.
What do the people of Rojava fear?
“We fear every day the jihadists who are not even thirty kilometers from here. But along with the fear, we have hope for our future. A different future, a future that will bring peace to all people living in Rojava”.