SDF commander martyred in Turkish attack in Raqqa

The attack by a Turkish drone left an SDF commander dead and two other fighters injured in Raqqa on July 2.

The Press Office of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the martyrdom of commander Mizgin Kobanê in yesterday’s Turkish attack in Raqqa.

The attack by a Turkish drone left the SDF Commander dead and two other fighters injured.

The statement by SDF Press Office includes the following:

“The recalcitrant Turkish state is still targeting and attacking Rojava, aiming at destroying the gains of the Revolution that were achieved by the blood of thousands of martyrs from our people and dozens of international martyrs who joined the Revolution from different countries around the world.
The Turkish state does not abide by the international laws and customs and it is against the freedom of women. So, it is constantly targeting the women affiliated with the Rojava Revolution.
Recently, it showed its aggressive face against the free women.

We are the power that defends Rojava and north and eastern Syria, and we will not stand idly by while our Revolution is being targeted, and we will not budge an inch or retreat. Our decision is protecting the Revolution and its gains and expanding its impacts.

On July 2nd, the recalcitrant Turkish occupation State targeted with a drone the vehicle of Mizgin Kobane, an SDF commander, resulting in her martyrdom and the injuring of two other comrades.

At the beginning, we express our heartfelt condolences to the martyr Mizgin's family, and we promise to defeat the occupation, protect the Revolution, and fulfill the dreams of our martyrs in a free country, and we wish speedy recovery to our injured comrades.

The commander, Mizgin Kobane, the real name “Siham Muslim”, joined the Rojava revolution early on. “Mizgin Kobane” comes from the resistance city of Kobane, grew up in a national family, took her first steps in revolutionary life, and she grew up with a spirit of resistance and freedom embedded in her thought and deep faith. She never bowed her head to the occupiers, but put all her mental and intellectual energies into promoting free women, to become a symbol of the resistance of women and organizing it.

With this vital energy, she enriched and decorated our struggle from Aleppo to Sri Kanih/Ras al-Ain. The experiences she gained in Aleppo, shared with her comrades and fighters in all the battles and fronts where she participated and demonstrated the revolutionary women fighting against the plots and schemes of the occupiers. With her open mind to life and revolution and by the philosophy of women’s liberation, fear and terror have been introduced into the hearts of the occupiers.
We in the SDF once again express our condolences to the family of our comrade Mizgin, and we say to the occupying forces that our association with our martyrs is the force that will make us achieve the retaliation, which is a revolutionary task that we carry on our shoulders. On this basis, we pledge to retaliate for our comrade Mizgin and all our martyrs against the enemies of freedom and the struggling woman.

From the first day of joining the revolution until the day of martyrdom, Mizgin did not hesitate to exert efforts in the struggle. We are the fighters and comrades of the martyr Mizgin, we will continue our struggle with a spirit of revolution, and we will escalate the resistance to close the way in the face the occupiers. We have learned from our martyrs to protect our revolution that was quenched by the blood of our martyrs. In this period when enemies are attacking our people, our homeland and our revolution, we are all faith and conviction that our people, more than ever before, will carry out their national duties in accordance with the principle of the “Revolutionary People’s War” and organize their ranks, which is the guarantee of a free homeland.”

The ID details of the SDF commander are as follows:

Nom de guerre: Mizgin Kobane
Real name: Siham Muslim
Mother’s name: Amina
Father’s name: Ahmed
Date of Birth: Kobane/ 1990
Place and date of Martyrdom: Raqqa, July 2, 2022