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Tall Tamr: Renewed fighting between YPG and Sharabiyin

KURDWATCH, May 31, 2013—On May 26, 2013, shots were once again exchanged in Tall Tamr (thirty kilometer southeast of Raʾs al‑ʿAyn) between fighters for the Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) People’s Defense Units (YPG) and armed members of the Arab Scharabiyin tribe [further information]. A YPG‑combatant was killed in the fighting, whereas there is no information available on victims among the Scharabiyin. Moreover, on May 27, a Kurdish taxi driver and his two Kurdish passengers were kidnapped by Scharabiyin in Tall Tamr. They were released the next day.


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