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ʿAyn al‑ʿArab: Kurdish National Council negotiates with YPG about participation in military operations against the IS

KURDWATCH, November 26, 2014—On November 9, 2014, three representatives of the Kurdish National Council arrived in ʿAyn al‑ʿArab (Kobanî) to negotiate with the leaders of the Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) People’s Defense Units (YPG) about possible participation in the fighting against the Islamic State (IS). The YPG tied such participation to the condition that Kurdish National Council fighters would be subordinate to the YPG command.


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