HPG pays tribute to martyrs Kobanê and Cûdî

The HPG published the identities of two fallen guerrillas. Deniz Aras Kobanê and Rustem Cûdî died in an attack by the Turkish army in the southern Kurdish region of Xakurke in December 2021.


Guerrillas Deniz Aras Kobanê and Rustem Cûdî died in an attack by the Turkish army in the southern Kurdish region of Xakurke in December 2021. The HPG press center paid tribute to the two fallen guerrillas, saying they were revolutionary and very conscious militants who chose to live a free life and stuck to their ideals until their last breath. The HPG expressed its condolences to their relatives and the people of Kurdistan.

The HPG provided the following information about the identity of the martyrs:

 Nom de Guerre: Deniz Aras Kobanê

 First and last name: Necla Adil Buzî

 Place of birth: Kobanê

 Names of mother and father: Xezal – Adil

 Date and place of death: 7/12/2021 / Xakurke


 Nom de Guerre: Rustem Cûdî

 First and last name: Apo Aşkan

 Place of birth: Colemêrg

 Names of mother and father: Caziye – Recep

 Date and place of death: 7/12/2021 / Xakurke

Deniz Aras Kobanê

Deniz Aras Kobanê was born in Kobanê and grew up in a family close to the Kurdish freedom movement. Her family members joined the liberation struggle and her big brother Aras Buzî was killed by the Syrian state in 2015. Deniz witnessed the resistance against the ISIS attack on Kobanê in October 2014 and joined the Rojava Defense Forces in 2017. After a short military training, she took part in liberation offensives against ISIS and was wounded in Deir ez-Zor. Her anger and determination were heightened by her injury and she continued her fight within a short period of time. She later went to the mountains to become a guerrilla, fulfilling a childhood dream.

In the mountains, Deniz stayed in various places in Xakurke and was amazed by the collective life in nature. She studied women's liberation ideology intensively and read the writings of Abdullah Öcalan. She also continued to educate herself in military terms. She took on tasks in various fields of work and attached great importance to her identity as a free woman. At the same time, she was known everywhere for her selflessness. The HPG describe Deniz as an exemplary fighter for the Free Women's Units (YJA Star).

Rustem Cûdî

Rustem Cûdî was born in Hakkari (Colemêrg) and grew up in a nomadic family. As a result, he was already involved in daily work as a child. Because the region was exposed to constant attacks, he experienced the hostility of the Turkish state even in his childhood. He only went to school for a few years and joined the guerrillas in 2014.

Rustem's decision to engage in armed struggle was also a response to the Turkish-backed ISIS attacks on Kurdistan and Kobanê in particular. In Heftanin he completed the training for new fighters. With his enthusiasm for guerrilla life and under the influence of the cooperative relationships within the PKK, he set himself high goals. After an initial practical period in Bektorya, he completed specialist training in the use of heavy weapons at the Şehîd Mahîr Academy in 2015 and then came to Gare. Most recently he took part in the resistance against the Turkish occupation attacks in Xakurke.