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November 4, 2014
While the Syrian-Kurdish cantons of Kobane and Qamishle remain under ISIS pressure and siege, the third Kurdish canton of Afrin is preparing to face any threats that may come its way and continue to be a refuge for minorities and other civilians fleeing ISIS, al-Nusra Front, and the Syrian Government. Part of these preparations involve the establishment of training camps for fighters from the Kurdish People's Protection Units, also known as the YPG. The commando training camp on the outskirts of Afrin is run by a woman named Busayna, who honed her military skills in the Qandil mountains of Iraq and now teaches them to the fighters of Afrin. Together with their male counterparts, the women of the YPG are now playing an integral part in securing one of the last safe Kurdish refuges in Syria.
Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Qandil survived an attack on his convoy by a group of armed men late Sunday evening, in an incident that led to one death.
A vehicle intervened in the prime minister's convoy and when the security guards tried to push it away, one of its passengers opened fire on the security vehicle.
While running away, the vehicle hit a policeman and a citizen but the police managed to bust the vehicle and arrest the five attackers after a pursuit.
Taha Hassan, a street vendor who was passing near the site of the incident, was hit by the vehicle during the incident, and transferred to 6 October Hospital in Dokki where he died.
The interior ministry statement revealed that the armed men were on their way for a fight with some people in another area.
Meanwhile, the Egyptian cabinet said that the armed attack was not politically motivated but this was a criminal incident.
The prosecution decided to detain the defendants for four days pending investigations.
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 5, 2013
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 6, 2013
Video Size: 169 MB
- Various shots of the defendants at the security office after being arrested
- Various shots of the armaments used in the incident
- Various shots of security official while investigating with the defendants
- Various shots of the vehicle which attacked the PM convoy