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Tall Tamr: YPG expels IS from villages west of Tall Tamr

KURDWATCH, May 22, 2015—On May 17 and 18 2015, fighters for the Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) People’s Defense Units (YPG) established a second front against Islamic State (IS) positions ten kilometers southwest of Tall Tamr. According to the YPG, by May 21, 2015, the IS had been expelled from twenty villages, including several Christian villages. The YPG’s advance was accompanied by air attacks by the US‑led alliance.


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