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ʿAyn al-ʿArab: IS kills more than two hundred people

KURDWATCH, June 30, 2015—On June 25, 2015, fighters for the Islamic State (IS) advanced into the city of ʿAyn al‑ʿArab (Kobanî). They entrenched themselves in several buildings and fired indiscriminately at civilians. In addition, IS‑fighters killed civilians in at least seven surrounding villages including Kanʿftar, Manaz Tirmik, Darbazin, Kharus, and Barkh Batan. At least twenty-five people were murdered in Barkh Batan, located twenty-five kilometers south of ʿAyn al‑ʿArab. The Democratic Union Party (PYD) reports a total of 201 deaths. On 27. June, fighters for the PYD’s People’s Defense Units (YPG) were able to kill all of the IS‑fighters in ʿAyn al‑ʿArab.

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