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ʿAyn al‑ʿArab: PYD supports Turkey in evacuating tomb

KURDWATCH, February 28, 2015—On February 22, 2015, several hundred Turkish soldiers crossed the Syrian-Turkish border near ʿAyn al‑ʿArab (Kobanî) with military vehicles and advanced approximately thirty kilometers into the interior of the country. They evacuated approximately forty Turkish soldiers who were guarding the tomb of Sulayman Shah, the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire. The Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its People’s Defense Units (YPG) assisted the Turkish units with the operation. The remains of Sulayman Shah were also evacuated. According to Turkish sources, they were brought to another Syrian region.


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