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Al-Qamishli: Major YPG offensive towards Tall Hamis

KURDWATCH, February 27, 2015—On February 21, 2015, fighters for the Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) People’s Defense Units (YPG) started a major offensive against Islamic State (IS) positions seventy kilometers south of al‑Qamishli. In the course of this, YPG‑fighters crossed Iraqi territory in the direction of Tall Hamis and advanced into territory under IS control. The Iraqi-Kurdish peshmerga supported the attack with artillery fire. According to information from the YPG, by 23. February, two dozen villages had been captured.


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