Kobane (2022) Movie Script

Amid a time of significant instability
in the Middle East,
the Islamic State spread
its dark power in Syria and Iraq.
Soaking everything
on its way with blood...
ISIS advanced through the plains
and deserts of Syria and Iraq
without resistance; Armies are
escaping fearing the force of ISIS.
ISIS then reaches the small
Kurdish town of Kobane,
where the people
had just liberated themselves
after years of oppression
and dictatorship.
The people of Kobane had declared
autonomy based on grassroot democracy,
ecology and women liberation.
This is the epic story of
the conflict between
the good and evil,
humanity and inhumanity,
life and death.
Based on real events
A section of Kobane war
I won't leave.
You cant stay here, go away.
Our group arrived early.
Ours was late today.
Bagok, do you copy?
Comrade, are you in position?
Comrade Zehra!
They are coming from all directions!
- Calm down, Renchber.
- There are too many of them, too many!
Alright, listen to me now...
Do you see that kid?
Get on your motorbike
and go get him away from here.
- Comrade Zehra...
- Okay!
Go on!
Come here...
We'll fight against
our enemy with no fear,
Do not forget what happened in Shengal.
They forced our people out
to the deserts,
They're attacking our revolution
and our Kurdish identity,
but we'll resist until the end!
And now comrades;
Take your positions
and be ready for battle.
To victory, comrades!
To victory!
Come on, comrades!
Bring the ammo.
To the positions, comrades!
Rojwar, Rojwar...
Comrade, the situation
is worse than we thought!
The enemy's approaching
us in huge numbers.
- We need backup!
- Impossible!
It will take hours
to reach you anyway.
If we get reinforcements,
we can stop them.
Just withdraw...
How can we withdraw now, comrade!
We need backup!
I already told you;
We can't send backup!
- Brusk
- Yes?
- Aim well at your targets.
- Noted, comrade.
Don' t waste a single bullet!
Asmin, be ready.
Noted, comrade.
God is great!
God is great! God is great!
Comrades, be cautious!
A vehicle is approaching!
- Shin!
- Noted.
Comrades, they are too close!
The YPG has announced
the death of 8 of its members.
There were demonstrations
all around the globe
condemning ISIS' attack on Kobane.
The demonstrations
in Europe and Middle East
emphasized 'Everywhere is Kobane,
Everywhere is resistance'.
After France, Germany, USA, UK,
Netherlands, Spain and Italy;
Now women in Afghanistan
are marching for Kobane.
The demonstrations were organized
by the Afgan Union Party.
While the hunger strikes are continuing
in 6 different places in Europe.
The strikers demand to put an end
for the countries supporting ISIS.
The Islamic State
is still advancing in Kobane.
In order to stand
against this advance...
Derya! Derya! Come on!
People are taking
the streets in Turkey.
The police are tear gassing
the demonstrators.
- Prepare for the surgery.
- Let's hurry!
Hes losing blood.
No! You can't come in!
ISIS is now controlling hundreds
of villages in Kobane countryside.
Having heavy clashes
with the Kurdish YPG forces.
ISIS is approximately only one
kilometer away from the city.
It won't work this way, dear.
We need to get there faster.
How can we go faster?
Aleppo is very far from Kobane!
We can, we can...
- May you be well, comrade.
- Thank you.
The comrades informed us.
We can't go through this way.
You have to leave
your vests and weapons here
and cross carefully into Turkey.
There will be a comrade there,
he'll help you cross to Kobane;
I'll give you his phone number.
As we know, Kobane was the first place
to host leader Apo in Rojava.
And it was a headquarter
for the Liberation Movement.
Comrade Gelhat,
it's time for the meeting.
Comrade Arin,
ask the rest to join in as well.
Comrades! Come here!
From Martyr Zozan section, 45.
From Martyr Gulbahar section, 47, over.
We believe that your stance about going
to fight in Kobane is appropriate.
We shall never leave our people alone.
Ultimately, this was the basis of our
leader Apo's call for mobilization.
We wish success to all comrades.
Greetings, comrade.
Are you alright?
What about comrade
Zehra and the others?
They're not answering the radio.
- Is there any news from them?
- No.
Zehra, Zehra?
We won't get an answer
from them by calling on the radio.
We need to send reinforcements.
Even if we send backup,
is it going to reach them?
We need to let go
of the countryside, comrades!
We don't have any other choice!
- Heval Asmin.
- Yes?
Send the wounded comrades
to the hospital.
- And let the others rest.
- Noted.
Uncle Nemir,
you should go to the hospital too.
Where have you been?
Why weren't you replying
through the radio?
It's broken.
Few of you are left...
Why didn't you withdraw?
Why didn't you listen to me?
You see, ISIS is attacking us
in huge numbers...
We need to pull them towards the city.
We can't keep resisting
in this flat countryside!
Do we have cannons or tanks?
What do we have?
Then, how prepared are we in the city?
If we keep resisting
and fighting in the countryside;
ISIS won't reach the city very soon.
Until then, we can prepare
better for the city war.
So we must fight in the countryside.
I agree with heval Zehra...
If an enemy manages
to make it from their position,
to their opponents' positions
without suffering losses on their way,
they'd definitely be able to take
down the positions they attack.
That's why we need to turn behind them
and hit them from the rear.
Heval Masiro, we're in a desert!
The land's flat!
We're not in the mountains
to apply guerrilla tactics!
ISIS has its rear secured, that's why
they are attacking very fiercely.
Let's discuss it
and figure something out.
Are there any updates?
The comrades are on their way...
What about Aleppo's group?
We haven't heard
from them for ten days.
God's great!
God's great!
What curse has come upon
this land and me, my God!
God's great!
Glad you're here, comrade.
Thank you, much appreciated.
Comrades, we barely made it here,
and from now on,
we need to be vigilant.
We're in a border village
and surrounded by Turkish soldiers.
So, no one should move around
without informing us.
Good day, comrades!
Come in.
Heval Gelhat, the border
is packed with soldiers.
There are a few blank spots;
but they're either full of mines
or ISIS is on the other side.
So crossing is a bit difficult.
We have to wait a bit longer.
Dear viewers, we are right
at the Suruch-Kobane borderline,
As our cameraman is showing you,
smoke is rising from
many locations of the city
and the battles seem
to be approaching the city center.
We must be very careful,
From now on, it won't
be possible for us to go back.
If we clash with the Turkish
soldiers here, we won't survive...
Turn your tanks and artillery
towards ISIS, not us!
You prefer living with
ISIS over us, the Kurds.
But we'll resist until the end,
no matter what you do!
Go away you old man!
Fuck off with your resistance!
Who do you think you are?
Our mothers, sisters and brothers
are dying; our people are dying there!
You want us just to sit and watch?
You bastards, you're bastards!
Come with me, I am going to show
their state and their police things!
Stop them!
Stop! You, motherfuckers!
I believe this is best time to try.
Make sure everyone is prepared.
Let's go.
Oh! Khamgin!
- How are you?
- We're good.
- I thought you'd never come!
- Don't even ask about it,
We've been on the way
for twenty days.
- Is everyone good?
- We're alright.
You don't have weapons?
We had to leave our weapons there.
It's a long story,
I'll tell you everything later.
Let's go to the comrades!
I feel like I know
this gentleman from somewhere.
Uncle Ismat? He's the Minister
of Defense of Kobane.
Wouldn't he give us a rifle?
- Let's go to the armory
- Sure.
- Hello, uncle Ismet!
- Hello my dear!
Heval Zehra.
You're finally here!
- How are you?
- Good good, thanks, you?
I'm good as well.
Where are the rest of our comrades?
They couldn't make it. I got
an opportunity to cross and I did.
We were able to make it
thanks to these young people.
- Welcome!
- Thank you!
We almost lost hope that you'd come.
How was your journey?
As you can see.
I feel so much better
now that you're here.
Khamgin, you'll get weapons
and some clothes.
But go get some rest now.
Come on.
Brother, are you the commander here?
I want a rifle too.
You want a weapon?
We can do that, now go get some rest.
Let's go.
Was he in pain today?
He was better today, sir.
He's lucky...
A good doctor
did his first intervention.
The risk of infection is very high.
Give him the prescribed
drugs regularly, young lady.
Noted, sir, I'll take care of it.
Okay, see you.
This was yours.
It's safer to keep it with me for now.
Were you injured on the other side?
What's your name?
Can you describe the doctor
who treated your wounds?
I don't really remember him,
I think there was a tattoo on his arm.
You may leave heval, thanks.
You are welcome.
Heval Arin.
This is "Azadi" (freedom) square,
and the 48 street is right behind it.
May you be well, uncle Nemir!
Thank you, comrade, bless you.
Heval Nefel, support
that position a little more.
Got it.
- May you be well!
- May you be well!
Hello, heval Renchber!
- May you be well, comrades!
- Thank you!
We're short in grenades.
So we need to make some
and distribute them to the comrades.
But first we should show them
how to use the bombs.
- Is this clear?
- It is.
I'll go check it out.
Alright. Did you get the codes
for your radio?
Yes, I got them.
Oh, you just invaded our frontline!
Protect yourself then, Abu Leyla.
Don't worry, nothing can harm me.
May you be well, goodbye.
So, even if the bullets hit the first
wall you stay safe. Alright?
- I'm coming with you!
- Just leave!
Come with me, my child,
There's no one left!
Leyla, my daughter,
take care of your mom
and help her out, alright?
Give me a kiss.
Sir, the people
are rushing to the border.
Open the gates for the people
and let everyone cross.
The faster we empty the city,
the faster it will fall.
Orders noted, sir.
Open the gate, son.
Where should we go now?
Our people are displaced everywhere!
What if we never see
our families again!
Hi, mom?
How are you?
Thanks, I'm good as well.
Mom, I was assigned
somewhere else to work.
I'll be closer to the border.
So don't worry if you couldn't
reach me on the phone.
Alright, okay mom.
Oh and before I forget,
I love you so much!
Give her to me!
Moussa, Egid, Asmin!
Go towards the Meshtenur front.
Go towards
the Meshtenur front, comrades!
Good day, comrades.
Heval Zehra, you need to form
a defense line down here.
It's obvious that the fight
will reach this area,
So if it does,
this will be our withdrawal line.
What withdrawal, heval Rojwar?
If Meshtenur falls, we'll no longer
have a safe place to withdraw to.
This is a direct order!
Now you take your positions here.
Demhat, stay alerted!
Heval Zehra, what are we doing here?
Why aren't we in the front positions?
This is our defense line, comrade.
Those were the orders.
What is this man doing?
- Where are you going?
- Can't you see?
The tanks reached the hill,
what else am I supposed to do?
So what if the tanks reached the hill?!
Let go of me!
What are you trying to do?
All the comrades are still fighting
in their positions!
How dare you turn your back
on them and run away?
Let go of me! I can't
do more with what I have!
What kind of a person are you?
Get the hell out of my sight!
- Heval Brusk!
- Yes, comrade?
You and heval Nefel
position yourself this side,
and you, Egid and Jindar, go there.
Cover their backs, go on!
There's a DShK comrades, watch out!
Comrades, withdraw to the back.
Heval Zehra, we have to leave!
Come on!
Let's carry her!
Last night a woman just showed up
and blew herself up.
- Noted, brother. Speak later.
- It happened at once!
- Too many brothers were martyred.
- No need to say that on the radio!
- Praise God!
- God's Great!
Be quick, comrade.
Hurry up, comrades!
Three of you cover that roof.
Jindar, go that way, alright?
Mehmud, do you see that position?
Go and get it ready.
Hurry up!
Quickly, to the positions!
Careful, there's a DShK
to that side! That side!
Come on, comrades!
God! "When thou threwest, it was not
thyself that threw, but Allah threw."
Heval Adel, now! Hurry up!
You too Shin, go! Quickly!
Heval Moussa.
Heval Zehra!
Got it, heval Renchber!
Heval Goran,
hide behind the wall, here!
Go left!
Come on, comrades! Advance!
Comrade, hold this.
Protect yourself.
Egid, come this side.
- Thanks.
- Bon appetite.
- Thank you!
- Bon appetite.
Well, well, heval Zehra...
Do you remember the last time we had
tea together on Gabar mountain?
- Of course, how would I forget!
- You were little back then.
I was little? Yet I was doing
a lot of work in our base!
Indeed, you were very hardworking.
Even then, the comrades believed
you'd become a good commander.
Did they think so?
Our comrades!
She looks familiar to me.
- Which one?
- The comrade on the right.
Her? She's heval
Sidar's sister, Asmin.
- That's Asmin?
- Yes.
I was going to ask you about her.
She really does resemble him.
Yes she does, especially in courage.
By the way, how's comrade Sidar?
They're all doing well.
They wanted to come with us,
but they were also needed there.
Oh, and he sent a letter to his sister.
Give it to her yourself, heval Gelhat.
You just came from the mountains,
it would mean a lot to her.
How far has ISIS reached, heval Zehra?
We're on the eastern
frontline right now.
We have two more frontlines,
to the south and the west.
There isn't much distance left
between them and us.
It could be good that.
We're close to each other.
That means their heavy weapons
won't be so effective.
So, what about this front?
After Meshtenur Hill fell,
they were able to advance rapidly.
Now, they want to separate
our fronts from each other,
and to reach the border gate.
If the border gate falls,
Kobane will follow.
Good morning, Kobane!
Good morning comrades!
Good morning Kobane, good morning!
Good morning comrades!
Comrades! Good morning!
- Good morning comrades.
- Good morning.
Good morning comrades.
Good morning. Comrades, good morning.
- Good morning.
- Good morning.
- Is he still asleep?
- He is.
Good morning comrade!
Good morning, bro, good morning.
Those bastards attacked like mad dogs.
Every part of my body hurts,
every part of it.
But we resisted just as mad.
Yeah man, for each fucker you shoot,
another one shows up.
It looks like he's impulsive.
And you use the weapon well.
That's right, bro, I do.
Don't you speak Kurdish?
I understand bro, but I can't speak.
"How are you? I'm good" and that's it.
Where are you from?
The 21st coded city; Diyarbakir!
Oh, hey!
Our positions are getting
so close to each other!
Soon we'll recognize the names
of all ISIS gang members!
Abu Anas, Abu Tareq, abu Omar,
Abu Leyla!
Happy Eid, comrades!
Happy Eid to all comrades.
Man! We had the best
Eid celebrations as kids.
Hamza, do you remember when we used
to visit houses to collect candies;
Joudi was over-weight
and Couldn't climb the stairs,
so you brought him
his share of candies.
Yeah, everybody would ask
"Why isn't he coming himself?"
And you'd say "because he's a fatty,
he can't climb the stairs."
You humiliated the poor boy!
But you know,
he was the most joyful one among us.
In Sheikh Maqsoud,
where we used to live,
He'd hit gallons as if they were drums
until he made holes in them,
And the women of the neighborhood
threw shoes at him.
Man, you have ruined my life
since I was eight years old!
And you told this story
when we fought in Serekaniye,
then in Aleppo, and now in Kobane.
That's enough guys, get off my back.
That's it, guys, stop annoying Joudi.
When this war's over,
I know what I am doing about this!
Abu Leyla,
can I have a minute?
What's up Abu Nawwaf?
The Free Army called us.
They wished us a happy Eid.
But the main reason of the call
wasn't for Eid greetings.
They wanted to tell us that the Turkish
intelligence wants to meet with you.
What do you mean?
The Turks sent you special greetings.
They said that
if we reach an agreement,
maybe we'll help him save his brother
who's captured ISIS.
They're waiting for our response.
- Does anyone know about this?
- No.
Keep it that way. Don't tell anyone.
So you're going to meet them?
- Hello!
- Hello, come in!
The bullet came out of nowhere...
- He was shot just around the corner.
- Didn't you notice something off?
It happened all of a sudden.
- I don't get it...
- You come with me, comrade.
There... That's where
the comrade was shot.
Okay, stay low.
Do you also find this silence
a bit suspicious?
Indeed, it's very quiet.
I'll check on the comrades.
Does it mean something, Heval Asmin?
My father gave it to me
when I joined the guerrilla.
He was afraid that I might
get captured alive by the enemy.
Which scares me too...
If it were me, my father would've
killed me before the enemy did.
He claims to be "patriotic" as well,
but he only talks, he never acts.
Well, my family is different...
When my brother joined,
I was just a kid...
His name was Sidar, right?
How do you know?
One night, I couldn't sleep because
I was cold and a little afraid...
Heval Zehra and Gelhat
were talking about him.
You didn't mention this to me earlier?
I don't know
how did you get here?
It's a long story.
I'll tell you later.
We have too many stories yet to tell...
Ask a comrade to come
to collect their vests and weapons.
We need to be more careful
if they were able to reach this far.
We need to take better precautions.
Comrades! Don't move without covered.
- Don't go that way! Don't!
- Comrade!
What's going on? What is it?
It's a sniper.
Three comrades are wounded.
Give me your scarf, comrade!
Nefel, Shin!
Can you hear me? Comrade?
Comrades, take him inside.
- Noted, comrade.
- Carry him.
Derya! Get up Derya.
Hold your position.
Mehmud, go to the other side.
Moussa, Moussa!
- Go ahead, comrade.
- Is there anything in sight?
No, I haven't found him yet.
Don't move, comrade, don't move.
There are wounded comrades,
don't you see?
Wait here!
Mehmud! Keep your head low!
Be careful, man!
Give me this water bottle.
It's done.
Go get the wounded comrades.
Let's take them, comrades.
Mehmud, get the "Zagros" rifle.
Hurry up!
Comrades receiving this message!
A VBIED is approaching, be careful!
Heval Brusk, do you see
anything from up there?
Comrades, split up!
Quickly comrades, split up!
Egid, get me the RPG!
Protect yourselves, comrades!
- Are you okay, comrades? Heval Zehra?
- We're okay, yes.
Shin? Nefel?
Okay, I'm okay.
Memo, are you alright?
I can't hear anything, brother,
I can't hear.
If you don't like something,
you can't hear it.
You can go, we'll hold this line.
Comrades, don't go that way!
Derya, give me your vest.
Hurry up, comrade.
If any of them appears,
don't think, just shoot.
It doesn't matter if you don't hit
them; It'll hinder their movement.
Don't go, heval Asmin...
Those comrades joined only recently,
they don't know what to do.
Don't worry, I'll be back. Alright?
Comrades, don't let them move freely.
Where's Asmin?
She went that way, to the left.
Asmin? Asmin, Asmin!
Moussa? Moussa, Moussa.
Go ahead, comrade.
You see Asmin's position?
There's a house
with a garden to its left.
Towards there, comrade. Understood?
Okay, I got it.
Mehmud, here, take these.
Keep the binoculars with you too.
We are going there,
protect yourselves.
Okay, noted.
Comrades, you stay here. I'll be back.
Okay, comrade!
- Okay?
- Okay.
A bomb! Careful!
Go upstairs. Quickly!
Asmin and other comrades are trapped,
how can we reach them?
You know, heval Gelhat,
The houses are right
next to each other in that area.
We can make holes in the walls to go
through them or jump from roof to roof.
Siyabend, bring a sledgehammer.
Come comrades, come!
Go on, be quick.
Be quiet, okay?
Get in here, and you get in there.
Don't worry, the comrades are coming.
My brother, Abu Omar,
surround the building.
Don't kill them, brothers;
we want them captives and slaves.
Noted, brother.
Asmin, Asmin!
Do you hear me? Asmin!
Heval Asmin!
Your wound looks bad, heval Zehra.
Let's go to the hospital.
I'm okay, don't worry.
Gorgeous little sis...
I know you're very far from me,
but I can sense that;
Even in the midst of that chaos,
You'd still have peace in your heart.
This time I'll reach you soon;
Not like the previous times.
Close your eyes and once you open them,
you'll see me right in front of you...
What's going on? Come here, comrade.
What's his pulse rate?
It's weak.
Give him adrenaline! Quick!
The whole countryside has fallen,
as well as the strategic hill
of Mishtenur.
We formed a defense line here,
and they're attacking from
everywhere to break it.
This's the current situation.
What about each frontline?
The Aleppo group
and our "Northern Sun" brigade
are on the "Spring of Kurds" side.
ISIS has advanced a bit more.
The fighting there is difficult,
at close range.
We must be cautious
about the Turkish occupiers.
I believe it's better to form
a second and a third defense line.
Comrades, in order to break
the siege of Kobane
We must apply guerrilla tactics; turn
behind them and hit them from the rear.
Your turn.
Your queen.
Come for it!
Hello, comrades!
Oh! May you all be well!
- Welcome!
- Thank you.
Who's winning?
Well, heval Gelhat isn't doing well.
Don't forget your move.
I'm not that old to forget,
heval Gelhat.
So it's time to leave, comrades.
Comrades, you can only take ammunition
and food with you.
- Wish you success heval Masiro.
- Wish you success.
Wish you success Ronahi.
- Wish you success.
- Thank you.
Wish you success.
Wish you success heval Jindar.
Send my regards to heval Moussa.
I owe him a lot for his efforts
in training me.
I will. Take care of yourself.
I wish you success.
Protect the comrades.
I wish you all success!
Everyone says that Masiro
and the comrades with him
are walking to their death.
Masiro knows what he's doing.
But will they succeed?
Tell the Free Army guys
that I accept meeting the Turks.
For real?
Yes, but don't tell anyone.
Keep this between us.
The sniper isn't dead, comrade.
But I did kill him.
It seems like he's not dead.
Take the fallen comrade.
Heval Derya, you were with Asmin
the day she died a martyr, right?
- Yes.
- Okay.
Help heval Moussa.
Check all possible places
where the sniper could be hiding in.
- Heval Moussa
- Tell me.
Are you active on all fronts?
No, only the eastern front.
Can you remember where the bullets
came from the other day?
I don't know exactly.
We were at that position.
The first comrade
who was injured fell there.
Then when heval Asmin was checking
around with a mirror,
another bullet came from
the opposite side.
It came from around there
if I'm not wrong.
- There?
- Yes.
Sniping is hard, right?
It has some difficulties.
Heval Asmin taught me a little bit.
I want to get better at it.
What should I do?
First, you need to learn
how to hide from the sights.
Give me your hand.
- Okay.
- Let's go.
"Happiness is not
in reaching the destination,
it is in the journey itself"
(Leader Apo)
- Heval Mehmud?
- Tell me.
When did you become a sniper?
At the beginning of the revolution,
I was in the "Civil Defense".
I met heval Moussa after that,
and I have accompanied him since then.
Is he always this silent?
Heval Moussa? No, only sometimes.
He's from eastern Kurdistan.
He had worked in
smuggling goods as a kid.
You know, heval Derya,
that whenever the Iranian army
see a smuggler, they shoot them.
One day, when Moussa
was crossing the border on his horse,
the Iranian soldiers saw him...
They shot at him and injured his horse.
He loved his horse so much. When
he saw that his horse was suffering,
he had to kill it.
After that,
he decided to join the guerrilla.
They say that this is why He's silent.
But a good sniper
should be a silent one.
- Hello!
- Hello, comrade!
- How are you, comrades?
- Welcome!
Here, keep this.
- Give it some water, it's thirsty..
- It's adorable, man!
He keeps running away!
How are you, comrades?
- Is everything good?
- All good here, comrade.
Is everything good?
We should get him some water...
Take care of it, don't let it escape.
- Feed it if it's hungry.
- Don't worry, we will.
Alright. Do you need anything?
- Thank you.
- You're welcome, heval Renchber.
I'll shoot you dead,
even if you were a night genie.
Heval Derya! Where are you going?
Heval Derya!
I'll be back.
She answered.
Give it to me.
Hello? Hello?
Can you hear me?
We are okay, you know how it is.
Medeni is listening.
Greetings, comrade.
All comrades have returned safe.
Yes, we followed up.
Okay then, comrade.
Okay. We sent you a group of comrades.
If you need anything,
please inform us.
Thank you.
Greetings with respect.
Okay, greet them for us.
Regards, comrade.
- Is this the comrade?
- That's right.
- What's your name, comrade?
- It's Aziz.
Heval Aziz, no matter what happens;
This note should be delivered
to Masiro, as soon as possible.
- Understood?
- Understood.
Don't worry, he has done this before.
There'll be no problem.
- I'll leave.
- Be careful.
If you need anything, ask the comrades.
Have a seat.
Have you been following
the news lately?
No, I can't find the time to.
You have looked very worried
for the last few days, Abu Leyla.
Is something wrong?
Have you heard from your kids?
Yes. I miss them so much.
They're good, doing well.
But I don't know...
If I'll be able to build a future
for them, after the war.
What did you do before the war?
I was a blacksmith.
I had a forge in Menbij,
where my brother and I worked.
Your brother
was captured by ISIS, right?
How did you know?
The comrades told me.
We're following the developments
here moment by moment.
We're aware that
your situation isn't good.
You and your family will
be given citizenship,
and a good salary.
We know that your family
is in the hands of ISIS;
meaning your brother.
We can do something about it.
You have become familiar
with Kobane, heval Siyabend.
You know, heval Zehra,
we just came from the mountains
to an urban area.
So, one needs time to get familiar.
But again,
you managed well in a short time.
Of course, we have to be ready
to fight anywhere.
What happened, heval Gelhat?
The situation of the
comrades isn't good...
We checked many positions;
They're all like this.
Our territory's getting smaller.
And the comrades have been
fighting for a long time.
They are exhausted.
We won't be able to succeed
until we get out
of this mental state of defense.
What should we do?
We need to get our forces
out of the defense state,
and start to attack!
- May you be well, comrades.
- Thank you, comrade.
- Good night, comrades.
- Good night.
My dear comrades!
We have a long
and difficult night ahead of us...
We're going to attack
an ISIS headquarter.
They took strong defensive measures.
Because of this,
we have to surprise them.
We'll conduct the attack in two groups.
The first group
will be led by heval Zehra.
They'll move among the ruins
to reach the back side of their base.
The second group
will be sneaking between the houses
to reach the front side of the base.
Heval Moussa and his group.
Will position themselves properly
to cover the comrades.
Now, finish your final preparations,
get ready,
and don't carry too much with you.
I wish everyone success!
To victory!
Be ready, comrade.
Brothers, split up!
Shoot Egid, hit them!
Fire! Hit the one in the back.
Come on, come on!
Egid, fire!
The one on the DShK!
Come on, Demhat!
Demhat, get the one in the front!
Get him, Egid!
Come on, fire!
Shoot comrades, kill him!
Shoot him, don't let him escape!
So I tried to reach them...
- We killed so many of them...
- I'll be with you the next days.
By God's will...
I pray for that, brother...
Abu Bekir!
Brother, everything looks fine.
- I was in the clashes up to the north.
- so it's safe there now, right?
We're going to start, be ready.
Check the electricity,
why did it go out?
The last thing we needed
was electricity going out!
They're attacking. Split up!
That side, cover that side, comrade!
Brusk, Adel, cover us!
Come here, comrades.
Siyabend, rush to the comrades inside.
Come on, come on!
Brothers, don't retreat! God is great!
Stop, hold your fire!
Those are our comrades.
Welcome Abu Layla!
Hurry up, comrades!
How do you take the risk
and come form ISIS' side, comrade?
Look! Do you think it's possible
to take this way?
Comrades, the DShK is down!
Heval Gelhat, I'm leaving.
Brusk, brother, protect me.
Don't move alone, Mamo.
Let's change our position, comrades.
Heval Mehmud, come on.
How could they attack our base?
Didn't you see them coming?
Deaf, blind, and oblivious.
They'll regret what they did.
Call up all our reinforcements
from Manbij and Raqqa.
Get over there now, go!
Heval Welat, take this weapon too.
Greetings, I hope you're all well.
We have been preparing
to take over Mishtenur Hill.
We'll attack the hill in two days.
So prepare yourselves accordingly.
I wish you all success.
With my revolutionary regards,
Masiro Botan.
We had a commander
whose name was Zeynel...
Whenever I see a fire
patiently flaming,
I remember what he used to say.
He used to say that the patience
of the Kurds is like fire.
It burns and burns
and meanwhile burns itself.
And then it turns
into flaming charcoal,
and that's when it burns their enemies.
And this's what we're living
right now in Kobane...
We have burned in our own flames
for quite a while.
And now, we must burn
the enemy in our fire
until they turn into ash.
We must carry on
with the campaign we started
and strike ISIS at its core.
Heval Masiro has prepared
his group to take Meshtenur hill.
We shall advance towards city center,
fighting for every street
for every house and every corner.
So, prepare yourselves by dawn.
Heval Gelhat,
Would you sing us a song
before we start the action?
That's exactly what
we need right now!
Come on man! Why not?
Look up here, the red sun has risen
The country of Kurds is rebelling
The people of Kurdistan will be freed
Kurd youth; be warriors, wise and smart
Hit them, brothers hit them,
the red flag has risen
For a free Kurdistan
is beautiful and graceful
Hit them, brothers hit them,
the red flag has risen
For a free Kurdistan
is beautiful and graceful...
Enough of this thousand
years old heartache
Kurdistan has turned red
with the blood of nightingales
Rise up, Kurds, our shields have united
The way to our freedom
is being guerrillas
Hit them, brothers hit them,
the red flag has risen
For a free Kurdistan
is beautiful and graceful
Hit them, brothers hit them,
the red flag has risen
For a free Kurdistan
is beautiful and graceful...
Heval Masiro,
They'll come, right?
The Gelhat I know will definitely come.
They'll hit them in the city,
and move forward,
And we'll hit from here, Mishtenur.
ISIS will be caught in-between us.
Don't you worry, man!
They are only a few ugly gang members
and we'll end them.
As we agreed, the guns are here.
There's even more back there...
We have reached your brother as well.
He's safe, don't worry about him.
All you have to do is
wait for the signal,
and turn your guns on the YPG.
ISIS knows about our alliance.
Our numbers are low
and our ammunition is limited.
Act accordingly, comrades.
Khamgin, Khamgin!
Khamgin, Khamgin!
Do you have a signal?
Khamgin, Khamgin!
I don't have a connection either.
Abu Layla!
Abu Layla!
What "Abu Leyla, Abu Leyla",
He's working with the Turks now.
Who said what?
Why don't you believe me?
Comrade, why?
Heval Gelhat!
The comrades tried
to reach you through the radio,
but the Turks cut the network.
Something strange
is happening at the border.
we need to get there.
What could've happened?
I'm not sure.
Hamza, Joudi!
What's going on?
I have no idea. But the Turkish
soldiers are evacuating the gate
and shot a few bullets.
Heval Gelhat.
Heval Gelhat.
Heval Zehra.
Khamgin, the radio isn't working,
there is no signal.
What's going on, Abu Leyla?
I don't understand either,
heval Gelhat.
As we discussed...
Abu Leyla, how could
you show up here again?
Calm down, comrade, calm down.
So, as we had discussed,
the Turks fell into our trap...
We even took the ammunition
but something's up now.
Comrade, a VBIED is coming!
Take cover!
Get back, comrades!
The end of the infidels has come!
Hit them with an iron fist!
God's with us!
God's great! God's great!
Heval Gelhat,
this is a whole new situation,
I know, but Masiro is waiting for us.
If the border gate falls,
Kobane will follow.
Don't worry...
The gate won't fall.
We'll defend it. You can go.
Take the ammunition from the car
and take it to the comrades.
Alright, comrade.
We should hurry up too.
Heval Gelhat.
Take care of yourself;
the war isn't over yet.
You too, take care
of yourself Abu Leyla.
- I wish you success!
- I wish you success!
History will remember this, Abu Leyla.
Heval Moussa!
There's some movement here.
Don't shoot until
they're within your affective range.
And keep this with you.
Protect yourself. Okay?
Heval Zehra, go to the line,
fight there and move forward.
Okay, comrade.
Memo, Nefel, Adel, come with me.
They're approaching,
I'm going to shoot them.
Joudi, Joudi!
Hamza, do you hear me?
Go, go, go!
Come on Brusk, come on comrade!
Be careful, Abu Leyla!
They're everywhere.
Take cover, take cover!
Cover me!
Hamza! Joudi!
They're fighting against ISIS!
Those sons of bitches!
Piling, cover me.
Long live the resistance of Kobane!
Long live the YPG!
Fuck their mothers and their women!
And we gave them all that ammo!
We're damned;
What are we going to do now?
ISIS crossed our back lines, comrade!
Comrades! Don't let them cross!
They're on the roof, comrades!
Heval Nefel, come with me.
I am coming, heval Zehra.
Careful, comrade Gelhat!
Heval Gelhat?
Are you okay?
I'm fine.
We're moving forward, comrades!
Heval Gelhat!
The radio is working again!
Come, hold this position.
Comrades receiving this message!
To the men and women of Kurdistan
resisting on the battlefield...
We must recognize that
this honorable resistance of ours
has given strength
and hope to those whose
hearts beat for freedom and equality.
This resistance has proven
that we can rewrite history...
So far,
all comrades have resisted and fought
with such great devotion,
with such strong faith,
and with such incomparable courage.
In order not to be ashamed
of our history one day
we have no other choice but to succeed.
Have faith in yourselves,
in your comrades,
and in your people.
The people who always
stood by our side.
Long live the ones writing this epic
with their own blood!
Long live the ones creating
a new life with their own blood!
Come on, comrades.
I wish you all success!
Forward, Siyabend.
They can't hold it anymore,
they're running away.
Forward comrades, forward.
Come on my dears,
beloved ones, come on!
Comrade, come forward.
- Did you position yourself?
- We're in poistion and ready.
Start the moment we begin.
Egid, a grenade!
Long live Leader Apo!
My lord...
My lord, the infidels attacked us
and took our positions down.
How did that happen?
Don't leave your positions, fight back!
It's difficult!
Bahoz, forward comrades!
Be careful on your right.
You too comrades.
Coming, comrade.
Heval Derya, the bullet
came from that side...
- Keep an eye on it.
- Okay.
- He'll most likely shoot again.
- Noted.
I'm going upstairs.
Heval Gelhat! Heval Gelhat!
Heval Gelhat!
Not now, Gelhat!
Leave me.
It's still too early!
Leave me.
It's still too early to leave,
heval Gelhat.
Don't stop here,
heval Zehra, don't stop.
Heval Gelhat!
We shall not stop, comrades!
We're stronger than death!
We shall not leave Kobane to fall!
To the left side, comrades!
You, go right!
Hold the front positions, comrades!
Derya, are you okay? Come, stand up.
Derya, hang on, come on my dear!
Resist, brothers!
Send the suicide attackers!
Come on, comrades, let's advance.
No... I won't get killed by a woman.
Where do you think
you're going without me?
Hurry up a little!
We still have three hundred
villages to liberate!
A few weeks after the start of
the large scale counter-attack,
YPG fighters were able to liberate
the whole city of Kobane on 26/01/2015
Yes comrade, today, the 26th
of January 2015 Kobane is liberated!
- At ten to three o'clock.
- It is history.
The PKK guerillas,
the people of Kobane,
Kurdish youth
and internationalist revolutionaries
were fighting
alongside the YPG fighters.
After a while, the Global Coalition
against ISIS provided aerial support.
The majority of the city was destroyed.
More than 300 thousand people
were displaced.
As a result of the Kobane war,
1.170 people lost their lives
201 YPG fighters
665 PKK Guerillas 304 Civilians
233 civilians were killed in
a massacre committed by ISIS
just after the liberation of the city
I told the comrades this morning
to bring an excavator
so we stop their DShK.
Long live the resistance of YPG.
Lost his life one year later
Kobane is proud today.
Let the whole world see it.
To the people of Kobane;
We give you your whole city back!
Lost his life after two months
We were longing to see this day.
We did see it; But if only our
martyred comrades could too.
We lost some of them just two days ago.
They lived hoping for this day.
If only they could have seen it too.
Lost her life after one week
Still fighting in
Kurdistan Mountains
In commemoration
of the martyrs of Kobane