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Al-Qamishli: IS captures at least one village south of the city

KURDWATCH, December 28, 2014—On December 23, 2014, fighters for the Islamic State (IS) began an offensive against the positions of the Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) People’s Defense Units (YPG) and the regime-affiliated National Defense Army in Abu Qasayib und Tall Ghazal. At the very minimum, the IS captured Abu Qasayib, located twenty kilometers south of al‑Qamishli. Reliable information about the number of people killed is not available. The Syrian army shelled IS positions with surface-to-surface missiles.


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