Communist Revolutionary Movement calls for protests against those seeking to resurrect ISIS

The Communist Revolutionary Movement (TKŞ) called the Turkish state and international forces responsible for the recent ISIS attack in Heseke, and urged the people and all democratic circles to take to the streets against those seeking to resurrect ISIS.

The Communist Revolutionary Movement (Tevgera Komûnîst a Şoreşger-TKŞ) released a written statement concerning the recent ISIS attack in Heseke.

“On 20 January 2022, on the 4th anniversary of the invasion of Afrin, ISIS gangs carried out a large-scale attack against the prison in Xweran in Heseke, in which 5 thousand ISIS gangs are held, in order to free imprisoned gangs. Fighting has been continuing for days. The situation is under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Internal Security Forces (Asayish), and the gangs have been besieged in Xweran region”, the statement said.

TKŞ underlined that this attack is not independent from the policies of the Damascus government, international forces, and the occupying Turkish state, which has provided all kinds of support to the gangs since the beginning of the Rojava revolution. The statement continued;

“Since ISIS was defeated militarily in Baxoz in 2021, this is the first time ISIS gangs have carried out such an extensive and organised attack. This attack was organised with the support of Turkish intelligence agents and regime forces. Imperialist forces such as the United States and Russia, which are causing instability in Syria, Rojava, and North-East Syria, are responsible for this attack, too. Hundreds of gangs involved in the attack came from Serekaniye, Gire Spi and Iraq, which reveals which forces organised the attack. Currently, ISIS’ attempts to reorganise in the region pose a great danger to all local peoples, not only the peoples of Rojava.

The lands of Rojava and North-East Syria were liberated from the invasion of gang organisations such as ISIS and Al-Nusra thanks to the 10-year resistance of self-sacrificing fighters. However, the enemies of revolution, especially the Turkish state, have resorted to all kinds of ways to reorganise and resurrect ISIS. After ISIS was defeated in military terms in North and East Syria, the Turkish state, with the approval of international forces, started attacks with its own forces against Rojava and North-East Syria. Most recently, during the ISIS attack against the prison in Xweran, the Turkish state simultaneously conducted intense attacks on Ayn Issa, Til Temir and Zirgan. All the attacks of the Turkish state and Damascus government in the region aim to resurrect ISIS. They mainly aim to crush the Autonomous Administration system by creating chaos and instability.

The peoples of Rojava and North-East Syria, led by the SDF, and People’s and Women’s Protection Units (YPG-YPJ) will defeat ISIS and its supporters. We call on all our peoples to support the fighters of the SDF and Public Security Forces and to take to the streets against the Damascus government and Turkish state; enemies of our peoples and supporters of ISIS. We urge all the revolutionary, democratic and anti-fascist forces in the world to stand with the Rojava revolution and take to the streets against the fascists and reactionaries who intend to revive ISIS reactionarism.”