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As part of our #wellbeing program, the #YPG team in #Turkey secured a ping pong table for all in their operation to enjoy. Now, they have monthly tournaments over lunch where everyone gets a chance to compete for gold! #stantectogether
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A Free Syrian Army soldier rests prior to an offensive, at the newly captured Kafr Jana village, Afrin, Syria, 09 March 2018. The Turkish army on 20 January 2018 launched 'Operation Olive Branch' in Syria's northern regions against the Kurdish Popular Protection Units (YPG) forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) which control the city of Afrin. Turkey classifies the YPG as a terrorist organization. The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army is an armed rebel military group that operates in northern Syria and is supported by the Turkish army. EPA-EFE/AREF TAMMAWI
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Shifa Gardi , Born on July 1, 1986 - February 25, 2017).also known as Shifa Zikri Ibrahim, was a Kurdish journalist for the Kurdish Rudaw Media Network in southern kurdistan.She died in a roadside bomb explosion while reporting on the Iraqi advance into Mosul.When she died, Gardi was speaking to Shiite commander Hashd al-Shaabi beside a huge hole where ISIS militants dumped the bodies of people they killed. Al-Shaabi's feet caught in a wire, which made the bomb explode. Gardi, commander al-Shaabi, and four fighters were killed. Gardi's cameraman Younis Mustafa and seven fighters were wounded.
Ranja Jamal, a Rudaw journalist who is embedded with the Iraqi army was with Gardi when she died. He said she was looking for the deep hole called "Mosul’s Valley of Death", or Al Khafsa, where ISIS threw hundreds of people. The hole is in a valley south of the Mosul near a village called Al Athba. According to the Islamic State's doctrine, Muslims who oppose the group or fighters who leave the group cannot be buried in Muslim cemeteries. Al Athba is 20 kilometers south of Mosul and five kilometers from the main Baghdad-Mosul road. Gardi had information about the valley but she was not able to find it. On her way back, she met a Popular Mobilization Forces or Al-Hashd Al-Sha'abi group, and they took her to the place.
Gardi was born a refugee in 1986 in the town of Urmia Zêwe, Eastern kurdistan . In 2006, she graduated from Computer Technical Institute. In 2013, she graduated from the media department at Salahaddin University. In 2006, she started her career in media and worked as a teacher. From 2007 to 2010 she worked as a journalist. Gerdi was with the Rûdaw Media Group from its beginning. At the beginning of the Mosul offensive she started a program titled “Focus Mosul”. Gerdi followed the events of the war by going to the front as a war correspondent.Gerdi once brought a rabbit back to her office, because it was malnourished.She was killed February 25, 2017 in a bomb explosion in Mosul. Her cameraman Younis Mustafa was injured in the explosion.
The President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, sent his condolences.Mesud Tek, the General Secretary Socialist Party