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ʿAyn al‑ʿArab: Peshmerga withdraw completely

KURDWATCH, May 1, 2015—On April 28, 2015, all Iraqi-Kurdish peshmerga remaining in ʿAyn al‑ʿArab (Kobanî) were withdrawn. The first unit, comprised of one hundred fifty peshmerga, had arrived in ʿAyn al‑ʿArab on October 30, 2014 to support the Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) People’s Defense Units (YPG) in the fight against the Islamic State (IS). A total of four regiments were alternately deployed. According to official figures, only one peshmerga was killed in the fighting for the city.


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