As reported last week, Kurdish forces from the People’s Protection Units (YPG) have been resisting both an offensive by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) forces to seize the strategic border town of Kobane, as well as a blockade imposed by Turkey. Against this background, a Kurdish newspaper seller, Kadri Bagdu, 46, was killed by two men on a motorcycle, who shot him five times. Another worker at the same newspaper was stabbed eight times.
In Melbourne, Australia, a rally in support of Kobane has been called.
• Arm the defenders of Kobanê!
• Open border & aid corridor for Kurds!
• End Turkish support for ISIS!
• Remove the PKK from Australian terror list