OLVA HAJ MANSOUR
QAMISHLO- The Co-Chair of Defense and Self-Protection Body in Cizîre canton Rêzan Gilo said that aim of forming military regiments of Self-Defense Forces is constructing a highly-trained and disciplined military force which defends the achievements of Rojava revolution that overcame thanks to the sacrifices of thousands of martyrs.
The first regiment of Self-Defense Forces was announced on Monday by the Defense and Self-Protection Body in Cizîre canton, commenting on this declaration, Hawar news agency met the Co-Chair of Defense and Self-Protection Body in Cizîre canton Rêzan Gilo.
Rêzan Gilo pointed out that People Protection Units has recently begun forming these military regiments. In this context, Defense and Self-Protection Body also started preparations to form military regiments, based on this, meetings were held in the canton’s cities to introduce people to these regiments. A group of fighters having joined the regiment, ceremonies were held in al-Giwayran neighborhood in al-Hasakah city where the first regiment of Self-Defense Forces was declared under the name of Martyr Tofan.
Gilo assured that the aim of forming these regiments was establishing an officially recognized-by army; highly trained on using different kinds of arms, communication and technology devices, moreover, well-disciplined and precisely-organized.
Gilo also added that joiners will be receiving military and ideological lessons to provide them with sufficient knowledge and skills, noting that these forces are comprised under Democratic Autonomous Administration.
Gilo added that the forces being formed will be ready to defend the Rojava land at any time and under the toughest conditions.
Rêzan Gilo Co-Chair of Defense and Self-Protection Body in Cizîre canton touched upon joining requirements; persons with good health between 18-40 years can join the regiments, and the service period makes up 23 months, joiners are excused from self-defense duty, in addition, joiners have rights like health insurance and a 200 $ as monthly income.
Gilo concluded calling on all Rojava young men to join the military regiments to defend their land and preserve the outstanding achievements obtained by the sacrifices of thousands of martyrs.