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Al-Qamishli: Nine YPG‑fighters killed in recapture of Abu Qasayib

KURDWATCH, December 31, 2014—On December 26, 2014, fighters for the Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) People’s Defense Units (YPG) were able to recapture the area around the village of Abu Qasayib, twenty kilometers south of al‑Qamishli, with support from the Syrian army. A few days earlier, the area had been captured by the Islamic State (IS) [further information]. On December 27, PYD‑supporters buried nine YPG fighters who were killed in the fighting.

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