Mutlu Çiviroğlu conducted the following interview with YPG Spokesperson Polat Can, in which they discuss the current situation in Kobanê and the need of the people of Kobanê for international support against ISIS. It appeared today in Yüksekova Haber and has been translated to English below.
-Mr. Polat Can, America and other members of the coalition began airstrikes against ISIS in Syria a few days ago. What has the effect of these strikes been for Kobanê which is facing such danger?
ISIS has stopped its attacks in other regions and concentrated all of its forces against Kobanê. There are no ISIS attacks now against either the regime or in another city. They are attacking Kobanê with forces they have gathered from Rakka, Til HemIs, Minbic, Jarabulus and many other cities. The YPG has put up an honorable resistance again the heavy…
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Picture of the old footbridge, now being replaced.