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ʿAyn al‐ʿArab: Islamic State expelled from a number of villages

KURDWATCH, February 4, 2015—On January 27, 2015, fighters for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) People’s Defense Units (YPG), in cooperation with Peshmerga forces, began fighting the Islamic State (IS) in the villages to the east, west, and south of ʿAyn al‑ʿArab (Kobanî). According to information from the YPG, the IS was expelled from ten villages, mainly to the south and southwest of the city.


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