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ʿAyn al‑ʿArab: Peshmerga and FSA arrive

KURDWATCH, November 12, 2014—Between October 30 and November 1, 2014, Iraqi-Kurdish Peshmerga arrived in ʿAyn al‑ʿArab (Kobanî) with heavy weapons. According to media reports, there are a total of around two hundred fighters. Free Syrian Army (FSA) units have also reached the city. The arrival of the fighters was accompanied by heavy air attacks by the US‑Air Force on Islamic State (IS) positions. Between November 1 and November 7, 2014, numerous surface-to-surface missles were also fired on IS‑positions in the city of ʿAyn al‑ʿArab. Thus far no successes have been reported.


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