DEMOCRATIC FEDERATION OF NORTH SYRIA

HISTORY

HISTORY OF NORTH SYRIA

Timeline

2015
June 16 2015

Liberation of Girê Spî‎

People’s Defense Units (YPG) retake the border city of Girê Spî‎ (Tal Abyad) from Daesh. Hundreds of Daesh fighters cross the border and are received by Turkey’s border guards.
January 26 2015

Liberation of Kobani

After 112 days of street fighting, the People’s Defense Units YPG, retakes the city of Kobani from ISIS.
2014
September 26 2014

Siege of Kobani town

Daesh tightened siege of the town of Kobani on Syria’s border with Turkey. Kurdish forces inside Kobani prepare for street fighting.
2013
December 5 2013

Kidnap of Kurdish citizens

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Jihadists in northern Syria have kidnapped more than 50 Kurds in the past three days.
2004
March 12 2004

2004 uprising

Kurdish population revolt against Ba’ath rule and demand cultural rights. The government kills 35 Kurdish youth, and detains thousands; as a result, thousands of Syrian Kurds fled to Iraqi Kurdistan.
1962
June 23 1962

Special Population Census

The Syrian government conducted a special population census in the province of Jazira which was predominantly Kurdish. As a result, more than 250,000 Kurds in Jazira were arbitrarily categorized as aliens and stripped of their Syrian citizenship.
1958
January 1 1958

Ban on Kurdishness

The Baathi government formally bans all Kurdish-language publications and prohibit teaching it.
1957
November 13 1957

Arson attack on children

Around 300 Kurdish children die in an arson attack on a cinema in the city of Amuda. It is blamed on the anti-Kurdish Arab government.