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ʿAyn al‑ʿArab: IS attacks checkpoint

KURDWATCH, March 21 2015—On March 8, 2015, fighters for the Islamic State (IS) advanced into territory under the control of the Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) People’s Defense Units (YPG) twenty-five kilometers southeast of ʿAyn al‑ʿArab (Kobanî) and attacked a checkpoint near the village of Hulaqi. Several village residents were killed in the attack. The YPG had forced the residents to set up the checkpoint in order to fend off a new advance by the IS.

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