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Martyr Delishan Ibish… another star lighting truth path


NEWS DESK- Delishan Ibish left behind a valuable heritage of struggle and resistance by her media work withing Rojava Revolution, and she became anogher star lighting truth path.

Delishan Ibish was born in September 26, 1993 in Kobanî city within a patriotic family which consists of 9 members (2 young men, 7 girls and she is the 7th within her family).

Delishan has been characterized since her childhood with her joyful soul, passion and a love for goodness, and she used to help everyone around her in addition to her passion towards her siblings and parents.

Delishan started to go to school in 1999, and she studied in al-Mahdatha Primary School in Kobanî as she was known for her calmness, affection and joyful soul in addition to her excellence in studying that made her adorable by her friends and teachers. Delishan continued the preparatory stage in al-Khansaa School. Then, she studied the secondary stage in al-Sharia School.

The most important thing which Delishan was characterized by during this stage is her excellent morals and non-discrimination among her fellows. She also was strong and flexible as she was able to deal with everybody around her.

Delishan, the young woman who grew up with moral imperative after she ended her secondary studying, she moved to Aleppo city in 2011 to continue her studying as she studied at Business Administration Institution, but in 2012 when she was at the 2nd year, she left Aleppo city and headed towards Kobanî, and started to engage in the organizational work within National Kurdish Students Confederation.

Since then, Delishan started to participate in all the demonstrations that were organized in Kobanî demanding freedom, and she also participated in the various activities of students within National Kurdish Students Confederation. She even witnessed the beginning of launching Rojava Revolution in July 19th, 2012 as she enjoyed the happiness of freedom and dismissing the Baathist regime from the city. That was another beginning of her life and formed a turning point in her life as she intensified her struggle in organizing the students and raising their awareness and introducing them to the revolution.

After Kobanî Voice Radio was opened in November 11, 2012, Delishan moved to enroll in journalism because she found in this field the ability to make the revolution’s voice heard to all the world, and to introduce the peoples of the area with the reality of Rojava Revolution so that she started her journalistic trip in 2013 by working in Kobanî Voice Radio. In the beginning, she worked as a news introducer in Arabic. After several months passed, the eastern villages of Kobanî and Girê Sipî city and its villages were exposed to IS and Jabhet al-Nusra mercenaries’ attacks. Here, a new march during Delishan’s life started.

Delishan started her work as a war reporter during those attacks, and she reported the news of People Protection Units (YPG) and Women Protection Units (YPJ) resistance to the mercenaries’ attacks a step by step, and she held interviews with fighters and commanders. She also followed up people’s mobilization and heading towards battle fields, and she prepared the various programs about this resistance.

After a period of working as a war reporter, Delishan returned to Kobanî Voice Radio, and started to prepare and introduce the political programs. Delishan also trained her comrades how to introduce the programs and news in Kobanî Voice Radio.

IS mercenaries attacked Kobani canton in September 15, 2014, Delishan went to the battlefields and covered the three eastern, western and southern fronts. In addition, she continued to provide news and political programs. Delishan and her comrades were forced to go to the city of Kobani and start broadcasting from it. They continued until the IS mercenaries entered Kobani and the civilians could not stay in the city in October 5, 2014 and then went out with many journalists to Bakur.

After she crossed the border Delishan, she and her comrades were arrested and detained in closed gym by the Turkish authorities and prevented them from leaving. She and her friends went on hunger strike for 13 days, the Turkish authorities have been forced to release them. After release, Delishan moved to the Cizîre canton of Rojava.

After Delishan arrived in the Cizîre Canton, she went to the city of Qamishlo and began working on the radio station Voice of Judy in early November 2014 and remained until the liberation of the city of Kobani on 26 January, 2015 and then went to the city of Kobani and started again the broadcast of the Voice of Kobani.


The Kobanî voice radio began broadcasting on the morning of March 13, 2015, with one member, Delishan Ibish, who was interested in opening the radio and training the members again on the preparation and presentation, and she made a double effort until the Kobanî voice radio was returned to its level before the IS mercenaries attacks.

After the completion of the tasks entrusted to her to prepare a media cadre for the Voice of Kobani after the massacre of Kobani on June 25, 2015, to serve as a war correspondent to cover the campaign to liberate the town of Sareen, which was liberated on July 27, 2015 and then went to training and had remained for two months, then she went to work as a correspondent in the Ronahi TV station for two months and had prepared a number of special reports to come back again and supervise the voice Kobani radio.

At the end of 2015, Delishan chose to go to the Hawar news agency to work as a reporter. She went to the city of Qamishlo and had worked as a correspondent in the city for a period of time. She was chosen to work as a war correspondent. She began covering the campaigns in Rojava and North Syria which was launched on December 23, 2015 and was culminated in the liberation of the dam within a short period.

Delishan participated in the campaign to liberate the city of Manbij, which was launched on June 1, 2016. It was accompanied by Martyr Mohamed Mohamed, correspondent of Ronahi TV, following the development of the campaign, liberating the villages of Manbij and later the city and releasing civilians from the grip of a IS mercenaries as she was determined to show the truth.

Later, Delishan participated in the campaign to liberate the city of al- Raqqa in its five stages. The beginning was the campaign of the Wrath of Euphrates which was launched on November 5, 2016 and later the rest of the stages until the battles had reached the city of al- Raqqa as part of the liberation campaign that began on June 6, 2017. “Al- Jazeera Tempest” campaign On September 9, 2017 to liberate the rest of al-Jazeera lands and the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, Delishan wanted only to participate alongside her fellow reporters at the Hawar news agency Rizgar Deniz and Hogir Mohammed.

On October 12, at 18:30, IS mercenaries committed a massacre against civilians fleeing from areas which was controlled by the Syrian regime forces in the countryside of Deir –ez – Zor to the areas liberated by the Syrian Democratic Forces by blowing up two car bombs on the “Kharafi” highway. In al-Hasakah, Hawar correspondents Delishan Ibish, Rizgar Deniz and Hogir Mohammed were covering the campaign and reporting at the heart of the event civilians’ access to the liberated areas.

The bombing of the two bomb attacks resulted in killing the correspondent of the Hawar News Agency Delishan Ibish along with 14 other civilians who lost their lives in the same massacre.

The correspondents of the Hawar News Agency Rizgar Deniz and Hogir Mohammed were wounded along with 73 others.

The martyr Delishan Ibish, who was chosen to work as a military correspondent, did not hesitate to practice her work. In addition to her high morals, she was an example of friendship, she concluded her struggle rising to the status of martyrdom, searching for the truth and conveying it to its people.

D.H, T.S