Monday, July 14, 2014

Rojava: Syria's unknown war

In September of 2013, VICE News crossed the border into Syria's Kurdish region to document the YPG's counteroffensive against the jihadists, who had struck deep into rural Hassakeh in an attempt to surround and capture Ras al-Ayn.
According to the introduction of the documentary video found at, "north-east Syria is one of the most complex and under-reported fronts in the entire Syrian War. Kurdish fighters, affiliated with the PKK, have used the disintegration of Syria to carve out an autonomous state... in Syria's Kurdish heartland..., the region the Kurds call 'Rojava' (sunset)."


This documentary focuses on the western Kurds, and their struggle to hold on to their region of northeastern Syria. Should these Kurds join their eastern brethren, the Iraqi and Iranian Kurds of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq, the stage will be set for the three nations of the "Medes" -- Ararat, Minni and Ashkenaz, the Syrian/Turkish, Iraqi and Iranian Kurds -- to join as a "great nation of the north", able to wage war with "the land of the Chaldeans" -- today's Iraq -- so as to bring judgment upon them in fulfillment of Jeremiah's 2,600-year-old prophecy.

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