HISTORY OF NORTH SYRIA
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.
Liberation of Kobani
After 112 days of street fighting, the People’s Defense Units YPG, retakes the city of Kobani from ISIS.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ban on Kurdishness
The Baathi government formally bans all Kurdish-language publications and prohibit teaching it.
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.